CIA official: Syria poses greatest threat to US security

By JPOST.COM STAFF
August 7, 2013 20:53

The volatile situation in Syria and the risk of al-Qaida flourishing if the current Syrian government falls poses the greatest national security threat to the US,  the CIA's second-in-command said in an interview published by the Wall Street Journal Tuesday.

According to Michael Morell, if the Damascus government collapses, the country could become a haven for al-Qaida and the chemical and advanced weapons that the regime possesses could fall into its hands.


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