T² LIVE: Secretary Kerry Sweats Cruise Missiles Before Senate (09.04.13)

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted to authorize President Obama to use limited force against Syria Wednesday, after adopting amendments from Senator John McCain designed to urge Obama to “change the military equation on the battlefield.”

The Senate resolution would limit hostilities to 60 or 90 days, narrow military action to Syria’s borders and prohibit U.S. troops on Syrian soil. McCain’s proposal didn’t change that scope but urged that the end goal should be “a negotiated settlement that ends the conflict and leads to a democratic government in Syria.”