Dempsey Can’t Say What U.S. is Seeking in Syria

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey couldn't answer what exactly the U.S. was seeking in Syria Tuesday during questioning from Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) about a resolution authorizing military action there:

DEMPSEY: The answer to whether I support additional support for the moderate opposition is yes.

CORKER: And this authorization will support those activities in addition to responding to the weapons of mass destruction.

DEMPSEY: I don't know how the resolution will evolve, but I support —

CORKER: What you're seeking. What is it you're seeking?

DEMPSEY: I can't answer that, what we're seeking.

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