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  • 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

    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

    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

    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...
  • Obama's Syria plan: deterring Assad — and everyone else, too

    President Barack 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...
  • Letters: America's moral dilemma on Syria

    Letters: America's moral dilemma on Syria
    Re "Syria attack called 'moral obscenity,'" Aug. 27 When Secretary of State John F. Kerry described the alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria as a "moral obscenity," did he think of George W. Bush's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan? Or maybe Vietnam? How...
  • Iran leaders warn Western strikes on Syria will ignite wider war

    Iranian political and military leaders joined Russia on Thursday in warning the United States and its allies that any military strike on Syria would ignite a wider Middle East war, lead to Israel's destruction and violate international law. Warnings...
  • U.S. deploys fifth warship near Syria

    U.S. deploys fifth warship near Syria
    WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon is moving a fifth warship armed with cruise missiles to the eastern Mediterranean Sea, giving the U.S. more firepower for a possible attack on Syria in response to alleged use of chemical weapons, a defense official said. The...