Tuesday, July 23, 2013

READ: Letter From Chair of Joint Chiefs of Staff Re: Syria Options Satisfies Sen. McCain... Somewhat; Won't Block Re-Nomination

Arizona Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) does not like the analysis about Syria that Gen. Martin Dempsey provided, but he will not block his nomination for another term as Chairperson of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

McCain had made headlines this past week when he announced that he would block the re-nomination until satisfactory answers to his (and Sen. Carl Levin's) questions were provided.  The letter from Gen. Dempsey is below.

McCain said he was disappointed in the letter, but would not block the nomination:  "This assessment that Gen. Dempsey gave of how to address the challenges in Syria are beyond anything that any rational military thinker that I know would ever contemplate." 

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