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Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff warns against U.S. military intervention in Syrian civil war
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By Pat Cunningham
July 23, 2013 11:11 a.m.

Martin Dempsey
HERE‘s a proverbial word to the wise:

The top US military officer warned senators on Monday that taking military action to stop the bloodshed in Syria was likely to escalate quickly and result in “unintended consequences”, representing the most explicit uniformed opposition to deeper involvement in another war in the Middle East.

Alluding to the costly, bloody occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, General Martin Dempsey [above], chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, said that once the US got involved militarily in the Syrian civil war, which the UN estimates to have killed about 93,000 people, “deeper involvement is ...

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