Chuck Hagel on Syria: U.S. Ready to Go

Congress, allies informed of U.S. movement toward action.

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says he has “moved assets in place”  for “whatever option the president wishes to take” regarding Syria.

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel says he has “moved assets in place” for “whatever option the president wishes to take” regarding Syria.

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Obama was famously critical of President George W. Bush for starting a war in Iraq without the support of international allies and has spent his administration trying to extract the United States from wars in the Middle East.

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