US Syria

October 10, 2012 - 5:35 PM
In this photo taken Oct. 10, 2012, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta speaks at NATO headquarters in Brussels. The US has sent troops to Jordan to bolster its military capabilities in the event Syria's civil war escalates, Panetta said Wednesday, reflecting U.S. concerns about the conflict spilling over allies' borders and about the security of Syria's chemical weapons arsenal. Speaking at a NATO conference of defense ministers, Panetta said the U.S. has been working with Jordan to monitor chemical and biological weapons sites in Syria and also to help Jordan deal with refugees pouring over the border from Syria. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)