Marines Prepared For Attack On Syria

  • Middle East Newsline
  • December 12, 2013
WASHINGTON [MENL] -- The United States sent thousands of elite troops to
Jordan in what was expected to result in a war against Syria in 2013.
A senior U.S. military commander said the Marine Corps sent some 2,400
soldiers to Jordan in June 2013 in what appeared to mark preparations for a
war against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Col. Matthew St.
Clair, the commander of the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, said his troops,
assigned to participate in the Eager Lion exercise, were expecting to also
help the tens of thousands of Syrians who were flooding the Hashemite
kingdom.
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