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Young Against Military Involvement in Syria
A spokesman says U.S. Rep. Don Young is opposed to any sort of U.S. military intervention in Syria at this time.
JUNEAU- A spokesman says U.S. Rep. Don Young is opposed to any sort of U.S. military intervention in Syria at this time.
Michael Anderson says Young is still in Alaska and has not received any classified briefings on the issues. He declined to speculate on whether Young might change his mind once he learns more.
Anderson says Americans are sick and tired of war, and it isn't the United States' place to intervene in a civil war.
President Barack Obama is trying to make a case with members of Congress for strikes aimed at dismantling Syrian President Bashar Assad's chemical weapons capabilities. The U.S. has said it has proof the Assad regime is behind attacks that Washington claims killed more than 1,400 people.