Syria has some anti-ship missiles -- but they have a range of only 62 to 186 miles, says Edward Hunt, a senior analyst at IHS Jane's. It also has a number of Scuds and similar surface-to-surface weapons, but these are not designed to be used against moving targets such as U.S. warships, Hunt said.
20. What about U.S. military leaders? What do they think?
They have concerns. Dempsey says that even a limited involvement will probably lead to an extended stay. "Deeper involvement is hard to avoid," he wrote to Congress over the summer.