Rumsfeld: Washington has not indicated mission in Syria

Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 9:05 PM ET
UN inspector mandate in Syria to expire
Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 7:00 PM ET
The mandate for the UN inspectors in Syria is supposed to expire on Sunday, reports NBC's Richard Engel. Dion Nissenbaum, Wall Street Journal Pentagon reporter adds the Obama administration is ready to go; and Former U.S. secretary of defense Donald Rumsfeld, weighs in.

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld weighs in on Syria on CNBC's "The Kudlow Report."

"I think that what's lacking in all of this is the administration has simply not indicated what the mission will be," he said. "Until you do that, you can't explain to Congress what your goal is. Until you do that, you can't fashion a coalition of other countries to be supported."


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