U.S. Lawmakers: Time for 'Next Step' in Syria - But No Ground Forces

WASHINGTON — Senior U.S. House members say American intervention in Syria’s civil war is likely, but they signaled the Obama administration has yet to settle on what that will entail.

House members were briefed Friday morning by Secretary of State John Kerry, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter and Joint Chiefs Vice Chairman Adm. James Winnefeld about an intelligence assessment that Bashar al-Assad’s forces used chemical weapons. Lawmakers left the meeting mostly united that the U.S. should step in, but they agreed inserting American ground forces would be a mistake...


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