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Sen. Inhofe talks about the future of U.S. role in Syria

Posted at 6:55 PM, Apr 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-11 06:11:23-04

2 Works For You spoke with Oklahoma Sen.Jim Inhofe about the country's role in Syria after President Donald Trump launched air strikes on a Syrian airfield.

“It's something that he (Trump) had to do. He couldn't sit around and talk about it and go to the media, and go to everyone to see if everyone's going to be in agreement. Every one of the allies in the free world is supporting us," said Inhofe.

The Oklahoma Republican Senator sits on the Armed Services Committee, which provides oversight of the Department of Defense.

“The best way to avoid a war is letting our enemies know that we're not going to stand around and do nothing," said Inhofe.

Inhofe said the air strikes received bi-partisan support.

Inhofe said it's important to stop any regime that uses chemical weapons on its own people.

“If you don't stop this from taking place, we're going to be the ones that get hit someplace and I don't know where it's going to be, but I'm talking about our own troops, our own allies, so you've got to get rid of it," said Inhofe.

When it comes to protecting the United States, Inhofe said he's more worried about the growing ballistic missile threat from North Korea.

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