WAR: U.S. To Provide Military Support To Syrian Rebels - VIDEOSubmitted by emalvini on Fri, 06/14/2013 - 02:38
WAR: U.S. To Provide Military Support To Syrian Rebels - VIDEO
By Steve Chaggaris, Stephanie Condon /
CBS News/ June 13, 2013, 5:15 PM
Updated at 6:38 p.m. ET
The Obama administration has concluded that Syrian President Bashar Assad's government used chemical weapons against the rebels seeking to overthrow him and, in a major policy shift, President Obama has decided to supply military support to the rebels, the White House announced Thursday.
"The president has made a decision about providing more support to the opposition that will involve providing direct support to the [Supreme Military Council]. That includes military support," Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communication Ben Rhodes told reporters.