Military Families Wait For Congress To Vote On Syria

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - With Congress preparing to vote this week on whether to take action against Syria, military families across the country are keeping a close watch.

Here in Bowling Green, Ashleigh Keefers husband Michael has been stationed in Afghanistan since May. He is scheduled to arrive home this February. An air strike against Syria could change that.

"If he comes back then there could be. If they put boots on the ground their could be another deployment, but to a different country, so it's very concerning. I want him home. I would love to have him home for an extended period of time," says Keefer.

President Barack Obama maintains that troops will not be put on the ground, but any military action still puts families like Ashleigh Keefer on edge.

"I think anytime you get involved with other countries in battles like this, whether it is civil wars or anything like that there is always that risk that things could change from the plan," says Keefer.

Concern of a military strike in Syria is on the minds of many. A new USA Today poll says Americans are 2-1 one against any action. They feel the president hasn't explained clearly why the United States should act.

With a vote by Congress coming soon, Ashleigh Keefer says her husband is ready to listen to the Commander In-chief.

"That's their job. That's their duty, they are you know one of the most honorable people that we have in the country and they do what they are supposed to do," says Keefer.

A congressional vote on Syria could could as early as Wednesday.


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