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Levin joins McCain, Graham in push for more action on Syria

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A top Senate Democrat on Thursday joined Republican Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham in pressuring the Obama administration to get the United States more aggressively and deeply involved in Syria’s civil war.

“We believe there are credible options at your disposal, including limited military options,” Sen. Carl Levin, Michigan Democrat and chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, wrote in a letter to the White House also signed by Mr. McCain, of Arizona.

The letter goes on to echo a joint statement Mr. McCain and Mr. Graham, of South Carolina, issued Tuesday, in which the two said that if chemical weapons are used in Syria, the White House should respond by authorizing, among other actions, “targeted strikes” against Syrian military aircraft and Scud missile batteries.

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Guy Taylor

Guy Taylor

Guy Taylor is the National Security Team Leader at The Washington Times, overseeing the paper's State Department, Pentagon and intelligence community coverage. He's also a frequent guest on The McLaughlin Group and C-SPAN.

His series on political, economic and security developments in Mexico won a 2012 Virginia Press Association award.

Prior to rejoining The Times in 2011, his work was ...

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