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NY Times reports 75,000 troops will be needed for war

November 19, 2012

Pentagon Says 75,000 Troops Might Be Needed to Seize Syria Chemical Arms
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/16/world/middleeast/pentagon-sees-seizing...

"The Pentagon has told the Obama administration that any military effort to seize Syria’s stockpiles of chemical weapons would require upward of 75,000 troops, amid increasing concern that the militant group Hezbollah has set up small training camps close to some of the chemical weapons depots, according to senior American officials."--By DAVID E. SANGER and ERIC SCHMITT

Pentagon Revises Estimate: Taking Syria’s Weapons Requires 75,000 Troops
http://news.antiwar.com/2012/11/15/pentagon-revises-estimate-taking-syri...

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