While it’s still too soon to tell what action, if any, the United States will take in response to Syria’s alleged use of chemical weapons, it is clear President Barack Obama thinks it’s important to send a “strong signal.”
Obama and other world leaders say they can’t stand silent following last week’s use of chemical weapon attacks that U.S. officials say are linked to President Bashar Assad's government,according to the Tampa Bay Times.
As world leaders await findings from a United Nations inspection team, the war drums have been beating for a military strike on the Middle Eastern country. If that happens, MacDill Air Force Base’s Central Command would play a critical role, The Tampa Tribune reports.
“They'll be busy,” The Tribune quoted William Fallon, a retired admiral who once commanded Centcom, as saying. “They have responsibilities for all military activities going on.”
Centcom’s current leadership isn’t commenting on the situation in Syria at the moment, but it’s commander, Army Gen. Lloyd Austin III , has said in the past, action there is a tricky proposition, The Tribune reported. He said that particular country “represents the most challenging and complex situation” he’s ever witnessed in his near-40-year military career.
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