Securing Syria’s chemical weapons: U.S. plans for worst-case scenario requiring tens of thousands of troops
Αναρτήθηκε από τον/την satyrikon στο Αυγούστου 17, 2012
Originally posted on National Post | News:
The United States and its allies are discussing a worst-case scenario that could require tens of thousands of ground troops to go into Syria to secure chemical and biological weapons sites following the fall of President Bashar al-Assad’s government, according to U.S. and diplomatic officials.
These secret discussions assume that all of Assad’s security forces disintegrate, leaving chemical and biological weapons sites in Syria vulnerable to pillaging. The scenario also assumes these sites could not be secured or destroyed solely through aerial bombings, given health and environmental risks.