Pentagon loses track of some Syrian chemical weapons

At a Pentagon press briefing, Secretary Panetta dropped a bombshell as casually as if he were discussing the weather: "There has been intelligence that there have been some moves that have taken place. Where exactly that's taken place, we don't know." Panetta said, in a Pentagon press briefing. Panetta said that the "main sites" in Syria storing chemical weapons with which the Pentagon is most concerned remain secured by the Syrian military. But there is "some intelligence" that "limited" movements of weapons from other sites have occurred, he said, "for the Syrians to better secure what they - the chemicals." Panetta's statement follows reporting that Syrian rebels claim to have taken control of a military base that contains chemical weapons. "But with regards to the movement of some of this and whether or not they've been able to locate some of it," he said of U.S. intelligence, "we just don't know." Following the briefing, Pentagon officials sought to clarify the extent...(Read Full Post)

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