Top U.S. general backed arming Syrian rebels "conceptually"




 
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Top U.S. general backed arming Syrian rebels "conceptually"
 
February 11th, 2013  
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Top U.S. general backed arming Syrian rebels "conceptually"
ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) - The top U.S. military officer said on Sunday he favored the idea of arming Syrian rebels during discussions within the Obama administration about how to help resolve the country's civil war, but there was never a specific plan under review. General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he thought arming the rebels might help end the crisis more quickly and avert the collapse of government institutions, which could lead Syria to become a failed state. ...




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