A new Associated Press poll suggests that a majority of Americans oppose a U.S. strike on Syria, despite a weeks-long Obama administration campaign to respond to chemical weapons attacks the U.S. blames on President Bashar Assad's regime.
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Most of those surveyed said they believe even limited U.S. attacks -- as President Barack Obama has promised -- would lead to a long-term commitment of military forces in Syria. And only 20 percent of Americans thought U.S. military action in Syria would deter other rogue nations from using their own weapons of mass destruction in the future.
U.S. officials say they will take a "hard look" at a proposal for Syria to surrender its chemical weapons to international control to avoid a military strike.
A State Department spokeswoman says the U.S. will consider the proposal floated by the foreign ministers of Russia and Syria with "serious skepticism" because it might be a stalling tactic. She said Syria had consistently refused to destroy its chemical weapons in the past.
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