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  • Five reasons not to attack Syria, and one elegant solution

    Five reasons not to attack Syria, and one elegant solution
    In my Sunday column, I argued that there were good reasons for the United States (and its allies, if any) to attack Syria for its government’s alleged use of chemical weapons, but also good reasons to be cautious. I came down on the side of...
  • John Kerry's me-and-my-big-mouth solution on Syria

    John Kerry's me-and-my-big-mouth solution on Syria
    One minute, you’re just talking out of your hat. The next, you’re a diplomatic genius. Or, as John F. Kerry is probably thinking right now: me and my big mouth. In London on Monday, the secretary of State, asked how Syrian President Bashar...
  • Senate may vote to give Syria time to join chemical weapons pact

    Senate may vote to give Syria time to join chemical weapons pact
    WASHINGTON -- A proposal that would delay a possible U.S. military strike and give Syria’s government 45 days to come into compliance with an international chemical weapons treaty could get a vote in the Senate as it considers the president’...
  • Clinton offers qualified support for Syria chemical disarmament proposal

    Clinton offers qualified support for Syria chemical disarmament proposal
    WASHINGTON – Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, speaking at the White House, offered a qualified endorsement Monday of a Russian plan for Syria to give up its chemical weapons stockpiles. "If the regime immediately surrendered its...
  • The road to Damascus

    The road to Damascus
    The Obama administration offered a decidedly mixed reaction Monday to a suggestion that Syria might be willing to turn over its chemical weapons to international authorities to avert a U.S military attack. For part of the day officials sounded dismissive,...
  • The decisive moment

    The decisive moment
    This week, Maryland's congressional delegation will be called on to vote on a matter of the gravest national importance: President Barack Obama has asked lawmakers to authorize punishing military strikes against Syria in response to that government's...
  • White House takes 'hard look' at Russian proposal on Syria

    White House takes 'hard look' at Russian proposal on Syria
    WASHINGTON -- White House officials say they will “take a hard look” at a Russian offer to push Syria to give up its vast chemical weapons arsenal, a late and unexpected proposal that could provide President Obama a way to avoid a bruising...
  • Obama calls Syria proposal a potential breakthrough; Senate delays vote

    Obama calls Syria proposal a potential breakthrough; Senate delays vote
    WASHINGTON – President Obama on Monday called a Russian proposal to put Syrian chemical weapons under international control "a potentially significant breakthrough," but said he isn't giving up his efforts to build support for possible military...
  • Russian plan just a 'get out of jail free' card for Syria's Assad

    With President Obama working hard to rally support for a military strike on Syria, a top aide to President Bashar Assad on Monday endorsed a Russian proposal to have the regime surrender its stockpile of toxic arms to international authorities. We win!...
  • France to introduce U.N. resolution on Syria chemical weapons

    PARIS -- France said Tuesday it would initiate a resolution in the United Nations Security Council demanding that Syria reveal the extent of its chemical weapons program and turn its arsenal over to international inspectors to be neutralized. The...
  • Putin's dubious offer

    Putin's dubious offer
    There is every reason to doubt the seriousness of the proposal by Russia — quickly seconded by Syria — to turn over the Middle Eastern nation's chemical weapons stockpile to the international community for destruction as a way to avert...