C4iSR: Maritime

USN chief: Supplemental funds may be necessary to sustain naval force against Syria

05 September 2013

The US Navy (USN) is poised to carry out strikes against Syria with a carrier strike group on station in the Red Sea, another in the Gulf of Oman, and at least four destroyers in the eastern Mediterranean.

But if the potential military intervention under consideration by the White House and US lawmakers is extended into fiscal year 2014 (FY14), then the navy may have to dip into supplemental funds to continue supporting the mission, the USN's top officer warned on 5 September during a presentation in Washington, DC.

"For the remainder of this year, the remainder of the weeks in September, we're comfortable that we could accommodate the operations," said Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Jonathan Greenert.

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