Sen. McCain to block Dempsey nomination as Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman over Syria responses

  • Article by: RICHARD LARDNER , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 18, 2013 - 4:10 PM

WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain said Thursday he will block Army Gen. Martin Dempsey's nomination for a second term as Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman due to his dissatisfaction with the officer's responses to questions about the potential use of U.S. military power in Syria.

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