US offering to destroy Syrian chemicals at sea

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AP – The Obama administration is offering to destroy some of Syria’s deadliest chemical weapons in international waters aboard a nearly 700-foot, U.S. government-owned ship.

The plan would involve destroying the weapons, likely aboard the MV Cape Ray in the Mediterranean Sea, with U.S. Navy warships patrolling nearby.

This approach would avoid diplomatic, environmental, and security problems posed by disposing of the materials on any nation’s soil

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