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  • Obama prepares to attack Syria

    Obama prepares to attack Syria
    The Obama administration, overcoming its sensible caution about intervening in Syria, now looks determined to take military action in response to Bashar Assad's apparent use of chemical weapons. It's obvious that whatever we do may not work. But if...
  • White House says Syria attack violated international norms

    White House says Syria attack violated international norms
    WASHINGTON -- White House spokesman Jay Carney on Monday called a reported chemical attack outside Damascus a breach of international norms,  but would not discuss whether the Obama administration believed it had legal authority to launch a retaliatory...
  • Chemical weapons and Syria: How do you deter a desperate despot?

    Chemical weapons and Syria: How do you deter a desperate despot?
    At what point does a civil war become an atrocity that the world cannot abide? In Syria, the answer appears to be right about now, at least from the Obama administration's perspective. Which brings us to the obvious follow-up question: Then what?...
  • U.S. has forces ready to strike Syria, Hagel says; allies consulted

    U.S. has forces ready to strike Syria, Hagel says; allies consulted
    The United States has naval and air forces massed in the Mediterranean Sea and poised to strike Syria if President Obama gives the order, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday. In an interview with BBC television during a trip to Southeast...
  • Obama administration shoring up support for response to Syria attack

    Obama administration shoring up support for response to Syria attack
    WASHINGTON -- The White House on Tuesday asserted that almost no one in the world doubts that the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad launched a chemical attack against civilians last week, as Obama administration officials worked the phones to...
  • Obama's limited Syria goals

     Obama's limited Syria goals
    President Obama appears increasingly ready to launch a military strike in response to Syrian President Bashar Assad's apparent use of chemical weapons against civilians. But the goal won't be to topple the Assad government, even though Obama has...
  • NATO says Syria's reported chemical attack 'cannot go unanswered'

    NATO says Syria's reported chemical attack 'cannot go unanswered'
    LONDON – NATO on Wednesday called the Syrian regime’s alleged use of chemical weapons against rebel strongholds a “clear breach” of international norms that “cannot go unanswered.” “Those responsible must be...
  • Striking Syria: Memories of Iraq spark reader skepticism

    Striking Syria: Memories of Iraq spark reader skepticism
    It isn't just the U.S. government that's hinting at military action against Bashar Assad's government for its alleged use of chemical weapons against Syrian civilians. On Wednesday, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the use of such...
  • On Syria, let's be clear: What we're about to do is go to war

    On Syria, let's be clear: What we're about to do is go to war
    So we’re going to war with Syria. Oh, sure, that’s not what anyone is calling it. What people are saying, after Bashar Assad’s government allegedly used chemical weapons on its own people, is that such actions “cannot go...
  • On Syria, a measured response

     On Syria, a measured response
    The Obama administration is telegraphing that it will likely take military action to punish the Syrian government, which it accuses of using chemical weapons against civilians. But it won't inflict the damage necessary to drive President Bashar Assad from...
  • Syria resolution dies at U.N., and British lawmakers balk

     Syria resolution dies at U.N., and British lawmakers balk
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration's move to punish Syria's government for allegedly using chemical weapons in a deadly attack last week appeared to suffer a setback Wednesday when the U.S. failed to get United Nations approval for use of force...