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Strike on Syria could trigger retaliatory attacks, cyberwar

Warren Strobel & David Alexander, Reuters  |  Published:  |  Modified:

ANALYSIS It's a truism often repeated in the Pentagon and across the US security establishment: In war, the enemy gets a vote.

A US-led cruise missile attack on Syria in response to its alleged use of chemical weapons, which seems increasingly likely in the coming days, could provoke reprisals from Damascus and its backers, ranging from retaliatory missile strikes to terrorist attacks and cyberwar, according to government officials and private analysts.

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