Discussions on sending tens of thousands of troops for securing chemical weapons

US and diplomatic officials report the US and its allies are discussing a worst-case scenario that could require up to 60,000 ground troops to go into Syria to secure chemical and biological weapons sites following the fall of the Assad government. This scenario postulates the disintegration of his security forces, leaving chemical and biological weapons sites vulnerable to pillaging. It assumes the sites could not be destroyed by aerial bombings given health and environmental hazards.
“There is no imminent plan to deploy ground forces,” said the sources.

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