U.S. cruise missile Syria: As U.S. naval forces continue to convene on Syria this week, President Barack Obama is reportedly weighing his military options on how to react to the potential use of chemical weapons being employed by the foreign Assad government. According to the President Obama’s recent statement, a sudden U.S. intervention into the Syrian civil war would only yield more problems, when “international considerations” are taken into account, ones that would need to be judged before a military strike, CBS reports this Saturday, Aug. 24.
While having U.S. naval teams continue to slowly but surely continue closer to Syria may be telling of itself, the Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel did not respond to any questions regarding particular naval force movements or points of convening, adding that Obama has been in talks with the Pentagon on how to prepare these military options for possible deployment in Syria.
The Pentagon has since released a fourth naval warship into the area of the eastern Mediterranean Sea — a cruise warship that is armed with numerous ballistic missiles that would be able to hone in and target specific Syrian targets, should they pose a threat.
According to a national security correspondent and insider this Friday, the Pentagon is also beginning to make its first military preparations for a possible cruise and missile attack on the Syrian government and its offensive forces. Although an attack would not commence until President Obama officially gave the call to do so, precautionary steps have been taken. Obama, for his part, does not seem at all ready yet to take such a serious step of interference.
A White House meeting held this weekend is anticipated to present military strike options for U.S. government officials. A White House spokesman added this Saturday morning that President Obama would be making “an informed decision” to the U.S.’ own response to the devastating attack this Wednesday “once facts … have been ascertained.”
"We have a range of options available, and we are going to act very deliberately so that we're making decisions consistent with our national interest as well as our assessment of what can advance our objectives in Syria," the official concluded.
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