WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Prowling the skies of Pakistan and Yemen, armed drones are America’s weapon of choice in its war against al Qaeda, but they are unlikely to play a major role in any U.S. strike against Syria, underscoring the limitations of unmanned aircraft.
Drones do not have the capability for air-to-air combat and would be vulnerable to Syria’s defense system of surface-to-air missiles and radar which can track and shoot down warplanes, never mind slower-moving drones.
“There are moments where you have to make a decision,” Kerry says, adding that this is one of those moments #syria
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Congress has resolved almost nothing of consequence since 2010, failing to complete what were once basic responsibilities for roads, schools, farms and the U.S. mail.
Asking the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and the Democratic-led Senate to agree on military action – already a controversial issue both within and between the parties – injects a new dose of uncertainty into Washington’s reaction to the Syria crisis.