United States has updated options for air strikes and use of cruise missiles against Syria 2408133
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|Saturday, August 24, 2013 06:01 PM|
|United States has updated options for air strikes and use of cruise missiles against Syria.|
The U.S. military has updated options for a forceful intervention in Syria to give President Barack Obama a range of choices should he decide to deepen American involvement in a civil war where new claims surfaced this week about possible chemical weapons use by the regime. A senior Defense Department official told CNN on Friday, August 23, 2013, that target lists for possible air strikes have been updated.
Guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage of U.S. Navy (DDG 61) transits the Persian Gulf
The planning also included updates on the potential use of cruise missiles, which would not require fighter pilots to enter Syrian airspace.