U.S. poised to strike in Syria

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

LA Times: The U.S. has naval and air forces poised to strike Syria if President Obama gives the order.

In an interview with BBC television during a trip to Southeast Asia, Hagel said Obama had asked the Pentagon for "all options for all contingencies," and that American and allied forces are in position to mete out any ordered punitive measures against Syrian President Bashar Assad.

Hagel said the White House was waiting for final confirmation from U.N. inspectors of a rash of suspected poison gas attacks in rebel-held Damascus suburbs on Aug. 21.

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