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  • Making the case against Syria

    Making the case against Syria
    Last week, the Obama administration was signaling that it would take unilateral military action against the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad for what the administration insists was the deliberate use of chemical weapons to kill hundreds of...
  • France's Hollande wants Europe to consider action against Syria

    France's Hollande wants Europe to consider action against Syria
    PARIS -- French President Francois Hollande said Tuesday that he is seeking a coalition of European states to decide on the possibility of military intervention in Syria. However, he said France would not go it alone if the U.S. Congress opposes an...
  • U.N. chief says only Security Council can order airstrikes on Syria

    U.N. chief says only Security Council can order airstrikes on Syria
    Any faction found to have used chemical weapons "must be brought to justice," U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday. But the head of the world body also warned that any use of force to punish perpetrators would be legal only in self-defense or...
  • Senate panel backs U.S. strike on Syria

    WASHINGTON — The Senate took a crucial step Wednesday toward authorizing a punitive strike on Syria but deep reluctance was evident in the House, where lawmakers questioned whether the U.S. was in danger of being drawn into another Middle East war....
  • Mikulski convinced by evidence but undecided on strikes

    Mikulski convinced by evidence but undecided on strikes
    WASHINGTON -- The dean of Maryland's congressional delegation emerged from a classified briefing Thursday persuaded that Syrian leader Bashar Assad was responsible for last month's chemical weapons attack but undecided on whether a U.S. military strike is...
  • Obama's 'rookie' mistake on Syria

    It was one of the biggest surprises pulled off by any president. The entire nation tuned in on Saturday afternoon, August 31, to hear President Obama detail his plans to bomb Syria in retaliation for Bashar al-Assad's use of chemical weapons. Instead,...
  • Russia bolsters naval presence near Syria, will continue to aid Assad

    MOSCOW¬† -- Russia will continue to supply weapons to Syria in the event of a U.S. military strike, President Vladimir Putin said Friday, as three naval ships headed to the eastern Mediterranean to bolster the country’s fleet near the Syrian coast....
  • Targeting Chemical Weapons Hazardous

    The Syrian government's alleged chemical attack on its people has brought the Obama administration and the world to the precipice of war. The proliferation of photos and personal accounts depicting the deaths of at least 1,100 Syrians leaves the...
  • Obama to address a skeptical nation Tuesday on Syria

    ST. PETERSBURG, Russia – President Obama said Friday he will take his case for military strikes in Syria to the nation in an address next week as he argued against letting “paralysis” at the United Nations stand in the way of an...
  • Letters: Calling the world's bluff on chemical weapons

    Letters: Calling the world's bluff on chemical weapons
    Re "Senate panel supports U.S. strike on Syria," Sept. 5 It's time to call everyone's bluff on the Syrian chemical issue to smoke out the contending parties. Whether it be Bashar Assad's regime, the rebels, the U.S. and its allies, Arab states, the...
  • U.S. saw yearlong rise in chemical weapons use by Syria

    U.S. saw yearlong rise in chemical weapons use by Syria
    WASHINGTON — In July 2012, senior U.S. intelligence officials drove to the Capitol to secretly brief top lawmakers on the first indications that the Syrian government had used chemical weapons against its own people. The classified reports about a...