The United States and its allies are reportedly having secret talks on how to secure weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) in Syria after the fall of President Bashar al-Assad. Different options have surfaced during the negotiations and different countries have also come up with different approaches on the issue. The United States believe that thousands of troops would be required to secure the chemical and biological weapons. However, the United States does not intend to have boots on the ground in Syria to end violence and suppression. It appears as if the Obama administration is still looking into different options to deal with the Syrian dictator.
The world powers suspect that terrorists may get their hands on the sensitive installations shortly after the fall of the regime. The option of aerial bombing of such installations also came under discussion, but was rejected, saying the aerial bombing would not be able to destroy all the sensitive installations and lethal weapons. It is believed that in case of aerial bombing a new catastrophe can emerge due to the spread of radioactive rays.
The US does not intend to deploy ground forces in Syria and will rather try to resolve the issue through dialogue and negotiations. On the other hand, rivals of Assad believe that the regime has been exploiting lax of the international community to their advantage. They demand a meaningful dialogue with the dictator and if he rejects to give up, a full-fledged military action should be taken against them to provide relief to the common man. The United States has also refuted news to establish a no-fly zone over Syria, news that made the rounds after the recent meeting between US Secretary of Stateand her Turkish counterpart.
Diplomatic sources have confided in the Haaretz that around 60,000 ground troops would be required to handle sensitive installations of Syria if the worst-case scenario emerges in near future. Peacekeeping is a difficult job and these troops would not be able to contribute to peacekeeping efforts and would be just deployed to secure the area. Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has threatened a number of times that if world powers dare to attack the country, he would unleash chemical and biological attack on them and their allies. A number of discerning analysts believe that the threat by the dictator has worked so far, as the world powers are not ready to attack the country owing to the fear.