Lawmaker wants detailed war plans before Syria authorization given

Under his proposal, the administration would have to explain how it is gathering international support for military action, a detailed description of what a military strike would look like, and how it would define a successful effort to "degrade" Syria's chemical weapons.

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It also asks for an estimate of the financial cost of limited military action.

Further, officials would have to explain how a limited military strike would help secure these weapons, advance regime change in Syria, and prevent Iran and Russia from keeping Bashar Assad in power there.

Finally, it asks for explanations of whether al Qaeda or other terrorist groups have access to chemical weapons, and whether weapons from Libya are being used in Syria.

The resolution asks that all of this information be given to Congress within 60 days of its passage.