Violence and Political Unrest in Syria

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey testified on the violence in Syria. Several committee members… read more

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey testified on the violence in Syria. Several committee members pressed for military action against the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Secretary Panetta and General Dempsey said that the Pentagon is reviewing its options, but the situation in Syria is much more complicated than Libya and that an international consensus would be required before any military strikes. Secretary Panetta also told the committee that the unrest in Syria has weakened Iran’s position in the region. Both witnesses confirmed that Iran is supplying the Assad regime with weapons and other assistance. close

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304769-1
Category:
Senate Committee
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Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 7, 2012
Last Aired:
Mar 10, 2012

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  • Mar 07, 2012 | 9:06am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 07, 2012 | 7:55pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 08, 2012 | 12:55am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 08, 2012 | 4:29am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 10, 2012 | 10:03am EST | C-SPAN 1
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