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  • 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...
  • U.N. chemical weapons inspectors to leave Syria by Saturday

    U.N. chemical weapons inspectors to leave Syria by Saturday
    WASHINGTON – A team of United Nations chemical weapons experts will leave Syria by Saturday with initial results from their investigation of the alleged use of poison-filled weapons banned under international treaty, officials said Thursday. The...
  • No easy answer on Syria

    To bomb, or not to bomb Syria? That is the question of the day. And there's no easy answer. Let's start with the givens. We know the deployment of chemical weapons is not just a "red line" drawn by President Obama. Their use has been universally...
  • U.N. chemical weapons inspection team wraps up work in Syria

    BEIRUT—The United Nations chemical weapons inspection team in Syria was reported to have wrapped up its field work Friday and was preparing to leave the war-torn country on Saturday. U.N. officials have generally described the 20-member...
  • John Kerry says Syria chemical attack killed at least 1,429 people

    John Kerry says Syria chemical attack killed at least 1,429 people
    WASHINGTON -- Unveiling a U.S. intelligence report on Syria’s use of chemical weapons, Secretary of State John F. Kerry said Friday the evidence shows President Bashar Assad’s government killed at least 1,429 of its own citizens in a “...
  • U.S. intelligence: Syrian government undertook deadly chemical attack

    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. intelligence community believes that a chemical weapons attack ordered by the Syrian government Aug. 21 killed at least 1,429 people, including at least 426 children, an intelligence document says. “The United States...
  • Phony intel on Iraq WMD haunting U.S. claims of Syria threat

    The ghost of "Curveball" is haunting the Obama administration and undermining its efforts to marshal strong foreign and domestic support for military strikes on Syria. Curveball was the code name given Iraqi defector Rafid Ahmed Alwan, who claimed in...
  • Iraq Syndrome afflicts critics of intelligence on Syria

    Call it the Iraq Syndrome. Because the United States and its allies invaded Iraq a decade ago under the erroneous assumption that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction, President Obama, Secretary of State John F. Kerry and British Prime...