Securing Syria chemical weapons may take tens of thousands of troops




 
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August 17th, 2012  
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Topic: Securing Syria chemical weapons may take tens of thousands of troops


WASHINGTON (Reuters) - 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. ...




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