US defence secretary Chuck Hagel
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Hagel on Syria: US military 'ready to go'

US defence secretary Chuck Hagel has told the BBC the US is "ready to go" if the decision comes for military action against Syria.

Mr Hagel said there was a range of options available to the US but that no action would be taken until more facts had been gathered on last week's alleged chemical attack in Damascus.

  • 27 Aug 2013
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