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  • U.N. calls emergency meeting on Syria chemical weapons charges

    BEIRUT -- The United Nations Security Council called an emergency meeting in New York on Wednesday afternoon to discuss allegations of a deadly chemical weapons attack outside the Syrian capital, Damascus. The announcement came amid mounting calls for a...
  • Pressure mounts on Obama administration to act in Syria after attack

    Pressure mounts on Obama administration to act in Syria after attack
    WASHINGTON -- Some members of Congress renewed calls Wednesday for the Obama administration to intervene more decisively in the Syrian war after allegations of a deadly chemical weapons attack, even as Pentagon officials continued to caution against...
  • Enforcing a 'red line' in Syria

     Enforcing a 'red line' in Syria
    Last August, even as he resisted the notion of U.S. military intervention in Syria, President Obama said that "a red line for us is we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. That would change my calculus." If new...
  • Enough with the phony 'red line' on chemical weapons in Syria

    Enough with the phony 'red line' on chemical weapons in Syria
    Are some atrocities worse than others? Or, is dead just dead? This week, Syrian opposition forces claimed that the government of Bashar Assad had used chemical weapons against its own people, killing scores -- men, women and children -- in a Damascus...
  • Syria's Assad denies use of chemical weapons

    Syria's Assad denies use of chemical weapons
    BEIRUT -- Syrian President Bashar Assad labeled allegations that Syrian forces deployed chemical weapons as “preposterous” and “completely politicized," according to comments published Monday from an interview with a Russian newspaper....
  • Kerry: Reported use of chemical weapons in Syria 'moral obscenity'

    WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Monday condemned Syria’s reported chemical weapons attacks as a “moral obscenity” and declared that the Obama administration intends to move quickly to hold the Syrian government...
  • Punishing Syria

    Punishing Syria
    When a government viciously attacks its own citizens with weapons of mass destruction, killing or injuring hundreds of innocent men, women and children, its actions represent a violation of long-established international norms that the world cannot...
  • 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

    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?

    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...