27 Aug '13, 7pm

Marine units positioned near Syria #Marine #USMC

Marines in the Middle East, Africa and Europe are poised to reach Syria within hours should President Obama order a strike on the country as officials work to determine whether the government there was involved in a chemical weapons attack against its own people. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told BBC television Tuesday that the Defense Department has “moved assets in place to be able to fulfill and comply with whatever option the president wishes to take.” The Corps has units forward-deployed to the region to deal specifically with crisis response missions, said Capt. Eric Flanagan, a Marine spokesman at the Pentagon. But so far, none have been directed to prepare for a specific mission or deployment, he said. The various units are there for this type of reason, Flanagan added, and they include the following capabilities: ■ 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit. Currently near t...

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Marine units positioned near Syria

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