KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The big question right now is how will the United States respond to Syria, and the answer is closer than you think.
Because of the bases in both Kansas and Missouri, the area is are likely to play a role in this decision but the United States has to be careful, not to cross the line between military strike, and all-out war.
Founder of Armada Corporate Intelligence Chris Kuehl specializes in geo-strategic economic analysis. He said the United States’ response will not put soldiers on the ground and will be a one-time punishment against the country accused of using chemical weapons and killing its own people.
“It will be massive, it will be impressive," Kuehl said. "An attack at this stage is going to be cruise missiles, drone strikes, possibly a bombing attack, something technological and remote."
Kuehl said Ft. Leavenworth in Kansas is playing a role in the decision making.
"Most of the senior analyst, most of the people who have been experts on the Middle East are headquartered there," he said.
While warships armed with cruise missiles plow the waters of the eastern Mediterranean Sea, Whiteman Air Force base in central Missouri has the B2 Bomber.
"The bomber is perfectly capable of leaving Whiteman, dropping bombs on Syria and being back in Missouri a few hours later," Kuehl said.
The challenge for the Obama administration now is what could happened after an assault and how the country may respond.
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