Dismantle any heavy and lethal equipment that the rebels can get their hands on.
Possible future utilization of drones to eliminate the threat of militants like Al-Qaeda in Iraq and Levant (ISIS) and Jabhat al-Nusra.
Prepare for a future escalation in case the regime totally implodes and the rebels set up an independent state outside the influence of the current world order, especially an Islamic state.
The US does not seem to want to initially send ground forces, so a limited air strike might be what is coming through an alliance within NATO, if a UN resolution failed to materialize.
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