Saturday, August 24, 2013

Pentagon Plans Imminent Missile Attack on Syria; Due to Assad Chemical Attack Killing Over 1,000

The Pentagon is planning an attack on Syrian government forces with cruise missiles, and is waiting President Obama's approval to strike, the UPI website reports today (August 24, 2013).

Gen. Martin Dempsey -- Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff -- is expected to present options for such a strike during a meeting today at the White House.

The Defense Department was prepared to provide the president "ranges for all contingencies" to respond to the Syrian government's attacks on its civilians, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters as he began his second official trip to the Asia-Pacific region.

The likelihood of an imminent U.S. attack in the Syrian conflict comes after a report this week that more than 1,000 men, women, and children died in what is believed to be a chemical weapons attack by the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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