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Mon., 9:59am: U.S. air strikes against Syria encouraged

August 26, 2013
Tribune Chronicle |

WASHINGTON - The ranking Senate Foreign Relations Committee Republican is urging a ``surgical'' U .S. air strike against Syria in reprisal for Bashar Assad's alleged use of chemical weapons.

Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee tells NBC's ``Today'' show Monday that ``I do think action is going to occur'' militarily in response to the purported chemical weapons use last week in a Damascus suburb.

Corker says the Obama administration ``feels like there's no question chemicals were used'' and says it is seeking to rally its NATO allies to support a military response.

He adds, quote, ``I think it should be surgical, it should be proportional. It should be responsive to what happened on the ground.''

But Corker also said, ``I think we can get that right without us getting mired in a conflict.''



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