Defense Spending

Some Hawks Want Military Budget Cuts Reversed For Support in Syria



It always comes back to the budget.

With Congress facing a crucial debate on attacking Syria over chemical weapons use, conservatives are signaling their price for support may be increased funding for a shrinking military budget.

Two hawkish Republicans—Sens. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina—went to the White House on Monday to argue their call for a robust military campaign against Syria intended to significantly weaken the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.