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Kerry vows no boots on ground in first Senate hearing on Syria

As the Obama administration picks up the support of key House leaders such as John Boehner and Nancy Pelosi, his top cabinet members are facing questions in one of the first hearings on using military force in Syria. Speaking to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Secretary of State John Kerry was asked to clarify whether or not to include the option for troops on the ground in President Obama's draft resolution. Kerry originally didn't want to remove the option, citing the potential threat of chemical weapons falling into the hands of extremists. But he closed that option, calling it a hypothetical. (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY SAYING: "The answer is, whatever prohibition clarifies it to Congress or the American people, there will not be American boots on the ground with respect to the civil war." Members asked that Kerry, along with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint C

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