The Washington Times - March 21, 2013, 03:41PM

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.

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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.