Dempsey Syria

July 19, 2013 - 4:36 PM
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., center, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., right, confer at the start of a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the reappointment of Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 18, 2013. 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. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)