U.S. Department of Defense
October 10, 2012
Panetta: DOD Works with Jordan, Turkey on Syria Repercussions
By Cheryl Pellerin
Edited by RR
“We’ve…been working with [Jordan] to try to develop their own military and operational capabilities in the event of any contingency there,” Panetta added.
For that reason, he said, “we have a group of our forces there, working to help them build a headquarters and to ensure that we make the relationship between the United States and Jordan a strong one so we can deal with all of the possible consequences” of the war in Syria.
WASHINGTON: The Defense Department is working with Jordan and Turkey to help with collateral humanitarian and security issues affecting them because of the brutal war that continues in Syria, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said here today.
During a news…
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