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Accession Number PB2013-110919
Title Armed Conflict in Syria: Background and U.S. Response, September 6, 2013.
Publication Date Sep 2013
Media Count 54p
Personal Author C. M. Blanchard J. M. Sharp
Abstract The popular-uprising- turned-armed-rebellion in Syria is in its third year, and seems poised to continue, with the government and an array of militias locked in a bloody struggle of attrition. Members of Congress and Administration officials are debating options for responding militarily to President Bashar al Asads forces reported use of chemical weapons in attacks on rebel-held areas and civilians. After the U.S. intelligence community concluded that Asads forces used weapons in limited attacks earlier this year, the Obama Administration had signaleda pending expansion of U.S. civilian and military assistance to the opposition.
Keywords Arms control
Chemical warfare agents
Chemical weapons
President Asad

Source Agency Congressional Research Service
NTIS Subject Category 74D - Chemical, Biological, & Radiological Warfare
92E - International Relations
Corporate Author Congressional Research Service, Washington, DC.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Rept. to Congress
NTIS Issue Number 1326
Contract Number N/A

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