The Pentagon statement came after The Daily Beast reported Tuesday that the White House had asked the military to plan for a no-fly zone ahead of Secretary of State John KerryJohn KerryEgypt’s death squads and America's deafening silence With help from US, transformative change in Iran is within reach Ellison comments on Obama criticized as 'a stupid thing to say' MORE’s trip last week to the Middle East.
Pentagon officials have said they are providing a range of options to the White House on Syria that would be ready to be carried out if President Obama decided to move forward with them.
Defense Secretary Chuck HagelChuck HagelLobbying World The US just attacked Syria. So where's Congress? Senators tear into Marines on nude photo scandal MORE has said the administration is re-considering whether to provide arms to the Syrian opposition, but thus far the Obama administration has resisted calls for further steps, including creating a no-fly zone.