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Michigan Lawmakers Respond To Syrian Strike Decision

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - The impending debate on whether the United States should strike in Syria has several Michigan lawmakers already speaking out on the issue.

Carl Levin, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, believes the risk to U.S. troops would be "very slight".

"There will be no boots on the ground. There's always risk to U.S. forces when U.S. forces deliver cruise missiles and other capabilities but, the risk is very slight. There's going to be a limited duration to this attack, but what needs to be unlimited is support for the efforts of vetted Syrian opposition," said Levin.

Michigan Congressman Tim Walberg also commented on the situation in Syria, saying, "The president's proposed military response to the situation in Syria demands further deliberation by Congress... I look forward to returning to Washington next week to hear the administration make its case and explain its plans to both my colleagues and the American people."


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