Republican Senator John McCain said that any strike against Syria in the wake of the suspected use of chemical weapons by President Bashar al-Assad must have a "lasting impact" on the ground in the ... more 
Republican Senator John McCain said that any strike against Syria in the wake of the suspected use of chemical weapons by President Bashar al-Assad must have a "lasting impact" on the ground in the conflict-torn nation. U.S. military forces stand ready to strike Syria at once if President Barack Obama gives the order, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said as the United States prepared to declare formally that chemical weapons had been used in the Syrian civil war. The steady beat of war drums has picked up this week, as reports flew out of Syria surrounding a chemical weapons strike that many officials -- including in the U.S. -- claim was launched by President Bashar al-Assad's regime. less 
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Tue, Aug 27, 2013 5:03 PM EDT