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Securing Syria's chemical arms would carry huge risks

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon (R) speaks to the media on allegations of Syria's chemical weapons use, April 29, 2013, New YorkA military mission to secure Syria's chemical arsenal would require a large ground force and pose huge risks, with the outcome hinging on the quality of Western intelligence, experts say. With the Syrian regime suspected of using chemical agents against rebels, US and Western military commanders are planning for a possible worst-case scenario in which an international force would move in to neutralize the lethal weapons.