Syria secret: Panetta reveals rejected Pentagon plan to send weapons to rebels in push to oust Assad

From: The Washington Times | February 8, 2013 

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has revealed that he and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin E. Dempsey originally backed a plan to send weapons to rebels fighting to overthrow President Bashar Assad in Syria - but the White House blocked it.

The revelation Thursday, which exposes ...


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