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John McCain: White House Working on Syria Strategy

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By    |   Friday, 07 Apr 2017 05:05 PM

The White House is putting together a more detailed strategy on dealing with Syria the day after the U.S. military launched a missile attack on one of the Middle Eastern nation's air bases.

According to the Washington Examiner, Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona said President Donald Trump's administration will share its Syria plan with Congress when it's ready.

"They are working on an overall strategy and we expect to hear that completed strategy very soon," McCain said, the Examiner reports.

McCain spoke to reporters after lawmakers met with Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, regarding the attack on Syria. Trump and his close aides, including Secretary of Defense James Mattis, decided to strike Syria after the war-torn nation was suspected of attacking its own civilians with chemical weapons earlier this week.

The Examiner quotes Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) as saying, "[Dunford] anticipates further briefings from the vice president and others … focusing on the desire to know what the long-term strategy might be."

Cornyn added that any further military action in Syria would "require a strategy."

The attack on a Syrian air base in Shayrat occurred at 3:45 a.m. Friday local time. Russia, an ally of Syria and its President Bashar al-Assad, called the attack "an aggression against a sovereign state in violation of international law under a far-fetched pretext."

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