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Local reaction to the President's speech on the 'Crisis in Syria'

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Many people watched the President's speech tonight and reactions vary.

The speech left some with more questions than answers.

KSFY News spoke with a retired army general to get his thoughts.

For one, he remarked how short the speech was, which he said for this president, it was to be expected. And he said that he anticipated President Obama would address the key issues of why taking action is necessary.

Bob Bray has quite an impressive resume.

He commanded a brigade for the South Dakota National Guard.

Bray also was a deputy commanding general for the U.S. Army.

And those are just a few of his qualifications.

So considering his extensive military background, we sat down with him Tuesday to hear his thoughts.

And he says he wanted to hear the president talk about ways, means and ends.

"Those are always our principles as to how we proceed, and what our end state will be in the event we decide to use military force. We owe it to our military families, the people of America and we owe it the world to understand why we would use military force,"Bray said.

"He still did not tell us really, what action he was going to take. And I think that nationally and internationally, that will continue to be the issue," Bray added.

Bray tells us whatever course of action the president takes, especially if it involves our military,  he says as a people, we as a Americans can be assured that our soldiers, sailors, airmen, and  coast guardsmen, will do their very best.

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