**FILE** House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, California Republican, presides over the committee's hearing on Syria on April 19, 2012, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, California Republican, presides over the committee's hearing on Syria on April 19, 2012, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Associated Press)