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On Syria strike, Obama administration ramps up pressure on Congress, shows flexibility

Publié par Clifford Armion le 09/03/2013

Karen Tumulty and Anne Gearan

As the Obama administration launched what it described as a “flood the zone” campaign to persuade Congress to authorize military action against Syria, officials said Monday that they are willing to rewrite the proposed resolution to clarify that any operation would be limited in scope and duration and would not include the use of ground troops.
Their signal of flexibility came amid indications that Obama is picking up tentative, conditional support in what promises to be a difficult battle for approval of military strikes.
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"On Syria strike, Obama administration ramps up pressure on Congress, shows flexibility", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2013. Consulté le 29/09/2020. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/on-syria-strike-obama-administration-ramps-up-pressure-on-congress-shows-flexibility