Syria

White House Defends Approach to Syrian Conflict

White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough says the U.S. will not rush to be involved

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The White House on Sunday defended its approach to the Syrian conflict as Republicans launched fresh accusations that the Obama administration is doing too little and has moved too slowly to aid rebels battling President Bashar al-Assad.

"We have to be very discerning about what's in our interest and what outcome is best for us, and the prices that we're willing to pay to get to that place," White House chief of staff Denis McDonough said on the CBS program "Face the Nation."