America and its allies must prepare to secure Syria's weapons of mass destruction

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People look at damage in the al-Midan neighborhood in Damascus, July 23, 2012.

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  • According to Russia’s foreign minister, “the battle for the capital, the decisive fight” for Syria is underway.

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  • The most immediate question is whether Damascus will use chemical weapons against the opposition. @AmbJohnBolton

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  • The future dangers raised by Syria’s chemical, biological and nuclear programs are a cause for concern.

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  • “There will undoubtedly be an imminent risk of humanitarian disaster if Assad falls.” @AmbJohnBolton

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