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Syria attack would not have to draw in NATO

Sep. 5, 2013 - 06:00AM   |  
Anders Fogh Rasmussen,
NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen says a U.S. strike on Syria would not require deeper NATO involvement because it would be a limited operation. (Mindaugas Kulbis / AP)
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VILNIUS, LITHUANIA — NATOís chief says a U.S. strike on Syria would not require deeper NATO involvement because it would be a limited operation.

NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Thursday the use of chemical weapons demanded an urgent answer from the international community but said a response from one member nation would likely be restricted to ďa short, targeted, tailored military operation. And for that you donít need the NATO command and control system.Ē

NATO has already said it would remain a strong defender of Turkey in case the member state was attacked as part of the Syria crisis, and a forum for allies to consult about action.

Fogh Rasmussen has already said that NATO has no plans to intervene in Syria, which would require the approval of its 28 members.

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