Kerry and Hagel to serve as witnesses during US deliberation over potential Syria hit

By REUTERS
September 2, 2013 18:40

WASHINGTON - US Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will be witnesses at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the authorization of the use of military force in Syria, the committee said.

President Barack Obama announced on Saturday that he would seek congressional authorization for punitive military action against Syria after an apparent chemical weapons attack on civilians on Aug. 21. The administration has been making its case for a strike through telephone calls, meetings, briefings and conference calls with lawmakers.


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