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|General Martin E. Dempsey, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said on Thursday that the Pentagon supported a plan to arm Syrian rebels that was developed last year by David Petraeus, the CIA director at the time, and backed by then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Dempsey was asked by Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, if he had supported the recommendation that weapons be provided to the Syrian resistance. 'We did,' General Dempsey said. 'You did support that?' Senator McCain asked again. 'We did,' General Dempsey repeated.|
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