Momentum Picks Up on Russian Syrian Arms Proposal

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Yesterday, Secretary of State John Kerry made a rhetorical suggestion that Syria might turn over chemical weapons to international control. Sizing the moment, Russia made a formal proposal, and Syria got on board. President Obama said it could be a breakthrough, but is still pushing for Congress to authorize force. Today before a House committee, Kerry credited the "credible use of force" for bringing Syria to acknowledge that he has chemical weapons and "our determination to hold Assad accountable that has motivated others to even talk about a real and credible international action that might have an impact. Jonathan Broder is senior editor at CQ Roll Call.

 

 

 

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Guest:
Jonathan Broder - Newsweek - @Newsweek

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Warren Olney

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