MacDill could play key role in any Syria strike - FOX 13 News

MacDill could play key role in any Syria strike

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The crisis in Syria could hit very close to home. MacDill Air Force Base would be central to any strike there.

It's up to the White House to decide whether to attack Syria, but it will be up to U.S. Central Command at MacDill to come up with a plan, the Tampa Tribune reports.

Other commands at MacDill could also play a role. In the unlikely event that the President calls for U.S. special operations forces on the ground, SOCOM would be responsible for providing those forces.

The possibility of an American military strike in Syria is growing. The White House now says there's no doubt the Syrian government carried out a chemical weapons attack against civilians.

On Thursday, the White House will brief top congressional leaders on the situation there. That briefing will also include plans for possible strikes against Syria.

In an interview Wednesday night, President Obama said acting in a clear and decisive manner will have a positive impact on our national security.

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