Sunday, May 05, 2013 10:10 am
Lawmakers: Syrian's air defense not impenetrable
The Associated Press
Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona and Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont said Sunday that Syrian President Bashar Assad's air defense systems were not impenetrable. Israel in recent days has launched airstrikes targeting a shipment of advanced missiles believed to be headed for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.
McCain says Syria crossed another "red line" in transferring weapons to U.S. foes. McCain, however, is not advocating U.S. ground forces go into Syria to secure the weapons. Instead, he says, the United States should use its military might from afar.
McCain spoke with "Fox News Sunday." Leahy spoke to NBC's "Meet the Press."