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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

U.S. Military Is Sent to Jordan to Help With Crisis in Syria


“The Obama administration has declined to intervene in the Syrian conflict beyond providing communications equipment and other nonlethal assistance to the rebels opposing the government of President Bashar al-Assad. But the outpost near Amman could play a broader role should American policy change. It is less than 35 miles from the Syrian border and is the closest American military presence to the conflict.

Officials from the Pentagon and Central Command, which oversees American military operations in the Middle East, declined to comment on the task force or its mission. A spokesman for the Jordanian Embassy in Washington would also not comment on Tuesday.” (New York Times)

Constant warfare only makes the State’s power more secure.

FEE Timely Classic

Global Interventionism and the Erosion of Domestic Liberty” by Ted Galen Carpenter

War and Liberty in American History” by Wesley Allen Riddle