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Secretary Panetta said today also the US will not go it alone militarily in Syria.
National security correspondent Jennifer Griffin has the latest on how the diplomatic efforts are going.
Syrian protesters in the town of -- -- surrounded the UN peacekeepers.
All seven of them.
-- by the international community one year after the start of an uprising against the brutal dictatorship.
Of president Bashar Asad.
An estimated 9000 Syrians have been killed -- -- its forces 230000.
And despite a UN brokered cease fire the regime keeps killing its own people.
Meanwhile the friends of Syria fourteen nations -- China and Russia met in Paris to find ways to force the cease fire or topple the Asad regime.
We are all here out of a sense of great frustration and outrage.
Over what we see occurring in Syria.
She -- but we've -- we cannot wait -- time is pressing -- we media observers to be deployed quickly the French took the lead in suggesting the world powers needed to pursue other more lethal options -- in Washington there were words of support make no mistake.
One way or another.
Will ultimately -- -- but critics say the statements have no teeth on Capitol Hill today.
The Pentagon chief signaled the US would only use force as part of a coalition a -- echoed by the White House we will not have any boots on the ground.
And that we will not act unilaterally further militarization.
Could lead to.
He even more.
Secretary of state Clinton suggested more sanctions and an arms embargo targeting the Syrian regime.
Under chapter seven of the UN charter which would authorize members to use force if Syria did not comply.
The chairman of the joint chiefs however warned about starting another military commitment in the Middle East.
But added the Pentagon is keeping an eye on Syria's chemical and biological weapons they need to stay exactly where they are.
The US Defense Secretary adding there is no silver bullet for Syria a very different tune from an administration that opted to help this Libyan opposition.
Overthrow another Middle East dictator Moammar Qaddafi the friends of Syria want to send a total of 300 UN observers fret.
Jennifer -- lot of the Pentagon tonight Jennifer thank you.
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