The Crisis in Syria and Possible US Involvement

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Syria’s al-Assad regime has superior military resources, but it hasn’t been able to stop the assaults of rebel forces in the suburbs of the capitol city, Damascus. As Syria’s al-Assad regime looks increasingly desperate, the US and NATO are threatening “consequences” if it resorts to chemical weapons.  Intelligence agencies have reportedly noticed signs of action near chemical weapons sites, leading to a warning yesterday from President Obama. The shadow of Libya hovers over a possible increase in US involvement. As the crisis deepens, what are America’s options?         




Warren Olney