I take the following NY Times news report as the base: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/06/world/middleeast/pentagon-is-ordered-to-expand-potential-targets-in-syria-with-a-focus-on-forces.html?hp&_r=1&
This report has been prepared in anticipation of a possible invasion of the peacekeeping forces in war-torn Syria. According to many countries, government forces were using chemical weapons to suppress the resistance of the rebels
U.S. President Barack Obama sent to the Ministry of Defence order to expand the list of potential targets in Syria that could be attacked during a military operation against the regime of Bashar al-Assad.
The article argues that this decision was made in connection with the receipt of intelligence according to which the Syrian leadership on the eve of an expected U.S. operation will relocate troops, including units that are likely responsible for the use of chemical weapons.
According to the authors of an article by David Sanger and Eric Schmitt, the aim of the operation is, first of all , deprivation of Assad's troops possibility in the future to use chemical weapons , or at least decrease the potential use of chemical weapons . New York Times confirms that the Pentagon has no plans to strike at chemical weapons storage facilities, but the U.S. Army is going to attack the Syrian army units that can use such weapons. The purpose of missile attacks will force Assad's army and air defense units.
The extension of the “bank of the purposes” means that the army is ready to attack the United States within 60 30 days more than 50 military and strategic targets in Syrian territory. Apparently, in the course of the operation will involve the Air Force United States and France, according to the publication. But it is possible part in the operation, and other forces of NATO.
Apparently, in the operation will involve not only the fighters, but the U.S. Air Force bombers as well as the strength of the Navy.
The expansion of the list of targets in Syria , according to the White House to convince the doubters of Congress that Washington's intentions are serious - and the Assad regime will suffer significant damage .
As there was noted before, the possible U.S. strike on Syria is supported by nine countries, with none of them is not going to take part in the operation.
According to the White House, August 21 in Syria had used chemical weapons. This weapon was used by the government forces on the outskirts of Damascus. Later, Barack Obama said that the need to make a preemptive strike against Syria, but this requires the approval of Congress. The draft resolution on Syria, proposed by U.S. Senators, the duration of the operation will be up to 60 days. Review of the resolution is scheduled for September 9.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that the conflict in Syria, there is no military solution. About the only political solution to the conflict previously also called the European Union.
The U.S. have already found enough evidence for using chemical weapon is Syria.
As it was said, CIA will tell senators video proving the use of chemical weapons in Syria, said the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee Dian Faynshtayn.
According Faynshtayn, quoted by the newspaper Hill, CIA handled about 170 existing video and presented 13 of them, which is most clearly visible effects of the nerve gas sarin.
Also, the British Prime Minister David Cameron announced that British scientists have found new evidence of the use of chemical weapons in Syria.