"It is my belief that the side we choose must be ready to promote their interests and ours when the balance shifts in their favor. Today, they are not," Dempsey wrote.
Hagel: Quick response if Syria used chemicals
Defense secretary doesn't give specifics on possible responses
POSTED: 12:08 AM MDT Aug 24, 2013 UPDATED: 07:32 AM MDT Aug 25, 2013
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