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Navy chief calls US ships ready for any Syria plan

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Updated: 9/05/2013 12:56 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Navy's top admiral says the four U.S. destroyers off the coast of Syria are "fully ready" for a wide range of possible action.

Adm. Jonathan Greenert, the chief of naval operations, told an audience at the American Enterprise Institute on Thursday that the U.S. ships are prepared for what he called a "vast spectrum of operations," including launching Tomahawk cruise missiles at targets in Syria and protecting themselves in the event of retaliation.

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Greenert's role is to ensure that naval forces are properly trained and equipped; he is not in the chain of command.

The Navy says the Tomahawk missiles that could be launched by the destroyers in the eastern Mediterranean cost $1.5 million each.

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marypeery378 - 9/11/2013 12:46 PM
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just as Angela implied I am alarmed that some people can get paid $9918 in 1 month on the internet. Look At This ...... w­w­w.D­A­Y­3­5.C­o­m

FlSunRise87 - 9/5/2013 1:15 PM
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our dictator should be impeached just over sending those ships out in the Mediterranean sea.. but why should he care about all those soldiers families while he gets to kick back in the white house and watch how he destroyed the country.. pos!

Gunny48 - 9/5/2013 12:07 PM
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http://www.jihadwatch.org/2013/09/syrian-jihadists-fire-gas-cylinders-at... I am ashamed of the depths this country is being dragged down to...
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