Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Building the Hybrid Cloud
- Connected Government: How to Build and Procure Network Services for the Future
- Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation: Discussion of Progress and Next Steps
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal Tech Talk
- The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation
- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Moving to the Cloud. What's the best approach for me
- Navigating Tough Choices in Government Cloud Computing
- The New Generation of Database
- Satellite Communications: Acquiring SATCOM in Tight Times
- Targeting Advanced Threats: Proven Methods from Detection through Remediation
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- Value of Health IT
Shows & Panels
Top Democrat, GOP senator press Obama on Syria
Thursday - 3/21/2013, 3:23pm EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a senior Republican are urging President Barack Obama to use limited military force to end the two-year civil war in Syria.
Michigan's Democratic Sen. Carl Levin and GOP Sen. John McCain of Arizona wrote the president Thursday, calling for air strikes against the Syrian regime's aircraft and creation of a safe zone inside Syria's northern border.
The two lawmakers said Patriot missile batteries already deployed to southern Turkey could be positioned to protect the zone, if Turkey agreed.
Levin and McCain also pressed for greater aid to vetted opposition groups, including tactical intelligence, food, medicine, fuel and communications equipment.
Citing conflicting reports about chemical weapons, the two wrote Obama that Syria under President Bashar Assad is disintegrating.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.