7/23/2013

Military action in Syria would cost as much as $1 billion a month and could result in extremists gaining control of chemical weapons, according to Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Dempsey delivered his assessment in a letter to the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, outlining the costs, benefits and risks of U.S. options. Those options include establishing a no-fly zone and training the Syrian opposition.

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