NEW YORK — The U.S. is considering the use of military force in Syria, the country’s top general said Thursday.
Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said he has provided President Barack Obama with options for military strikes in Syria, where the civil war has cost at least 93,000 lives.
He told a Senate hearing that under current conditions, he believed President Bashar Assad would still be in power in a year’s time.
“Currently the tide seems to have shifted in his favour,” he said.
General Dempsey said that Mr Obama had asked him whether the U.S. “could”, but not whether it “should”, stage a military intervention. The “issue is under deliberation inside of our agencies of government,” the general said.
Full article: As ‘tide seems to have shifted’ in Assad’s favour, U.S. considering military action in Syria: top general (National Post)