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US General Nixes Idea of Buffer Zones in Syria for Refugees

A top-ranking U.S. general says he would not recommend buffer and no-fly zones in Syria where people fleeing their homes can be protected from air attacks by Syrian government forces. General Lloyd Austin, head of U.S. Central Command, told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday a ground force would be needed to protect the refugees, but he said that such a force is not available at this time. Senator John McCain, chairman of the committee, asked the general if the massive...

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