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US, NATO Exploring Post-Assad Scenarios in Case of Regime Change

•, by John Glaser
 Top U.S. and NATO military leaders have been exploring possible scenarios in Syria if Western powers decide to attack and eliminate the the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
The deliberations were revealed by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey during a speech Tuesday at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC.

“We want to know what [comes] next, before taking that step [to] military action,” he said.

Dempsey made clear that these deliberations during meetings with NATO leaders in Brussels last month did not include any actual planning for military action in Syria and emphasized that a post-Assad situation would be uncontrollable. “There are certain things we cannot do,” he said.