John McCain Calls for Obama to Act in Syria

The former presidential candidate offered advice on Sunday's Meet the Press regarding the conflict.

David Gregory and John McCain on Meet the Press on April 28, 2013 (NBC News)

On Sunday's Meet the Press, Sen. John McCain took on Syria and encouraged President Barack Obama to take action in the troubled country, reports NBC News

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, urged the president to begin identifying a strategy to secure Syria's stockpiles of chemical weapons should the government fall.

"Be prepared with an international force to go in and secure these stocks of chemical, and perhaps biological, weapons," McCain said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

But, mindful of Americans' war-weariness following nearly a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, McCain cautioned against sending U.S. troops to Syria, warning that it could prompt resentment from Syrians. 

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