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Syria Military Intervention

Sabrina Siddiqui

George Bush's Gift: Iraq Hawks Abandon War In Syria Debate | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama got ambushed by an old enemy when he tried to push a resolution through Congress to bomb Syria: the Iraq war. ...

Christopher Mathias

Lhota: We Need 'Regime Change' In Syria | Christopher Mathias | Posted 09.08.2013 | New York

A leading Republican candidate for New York City mayor said Sunday that he supports a "regime change" in Syria. "This is a very difficult position...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Lawmakers: Constituents Are Completely Against Syria War | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Congress weighs whether to authorize President Barack Obama's plan for targeted strikes against Syria, lawmakers on Capitol Hill have...

Despite Delay, Syria Strike Can Still Hurt Assad

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2013 | World

By Phil Stewart WASHINGTON, Sept 5 (Reuters) - It would hardly be a surprise to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad or his military if Am...

Where Illinois Pols Stand On Syria Intervention

Posted 09.04.2013 | Chicago

With a critical vote on military action in Syria pending, Americans remain largely opposed to a U.S. military intervention in the Middle Eastern natio...

Hollande Urged To Seek Vote On Syria Intervention In France

Reuters | Posted 10.31.2013 | World

PARIS, Aug 31 (Reuters) - French President Francois Hollande reaffirmed to U.S. President Barack Obama on Saturday his will to punis...

Germany: No Plans To Join War

AP | Posted 08.30.2013 | World

BERLIN -- The German government said Friday that it isn't considering joining military action against Syria and hasn't been asked by others to do so. ...

U.S. Official: Syria Airstrikes Expected 'Within Days'

Posted 08.28.2013 | World

A senior U.S. official told NBC News that the crisis in Syria is "past the point of no return" and that airstrikes are expected "within days." The ...

Russia Dismisses Britain's Syria Resolution

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2013 | World

MOSCOW, Aug 28 (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told Britain on Wednesday that the U.N. Security Council should not consider a d...

U.S. Military Options In Syria 'Not Limited To Just One Day'

Reuters | Posted 10.28.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, Aug 28 (Reuters) - The Obama administration is considering military options that include multi-day strikes on Syrian government targets ...

Momentum Builds For Syria Strike

AP | ALBERT AJI and GREGORY KATZ | Posted 10.27.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Momentum appeared to build Tuesday for Western military action against Syria, with the U.S. and France saying they are in posi...

Obama's Inaction in Syria (Almost) Makes Me Wish I Had Supported McCain

Laura Merriman | Posted 10.27.2013 | World
Laura Merriman

If we are to be a great country, we need people like Pt. Manning who will hold our military accountable. Pt. Manning is the type of principled, idealistic person I thought President Obama to be.

Assad's Government: A U.S. Attack Would Send Middle East Up In Flames

Reuters | Posted 10.25.2013 | World

By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Syria warned the United States against any military action over a suspected chemical weapons attack in ...

Assad's Government: A U.S. Attack Would Send Middle East Up In Flames

Reuters | Posted 10.25.2013 | World

* Syria says US intervention would be "no picnic" * Iran warns of severe consequences * Syria suggests access will not be granted to chemical at...

Top Military Officer: U.S. Considering Use Of Force In Syria

AP | By RICHARD LARDNER | Posted 09.17.2013 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain said Thursday he will block Army Gen. Martin Dempsey's nomination for a second term as Joint Chiefs of Staff chai...

Media Move On -- But Mali's Misery Remains

David Tereshchuk | Posted 09.09.2013 | Media
David Tereshchuk

The emergency that recently drew the world's eyes to Mali, that largely arid and desperately poor country stretching from the Sahara Desert southward to the Niger River, has now left its prime position in the West's news media, but enormous humanitarian challenges remain.

David Wood

As Obama Weighs Options for Syria, No-Fly Zone Gets Complicated | David Wood | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A no-fly zone over Syria means American boots on the ground. Among President Obama's difficult options as he grapples with growing pr...

Emily Swanson

Poll Shows Little Appetite For Syria Intervention | Emily Swanson | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

Few Americans want the U.S. military to get involved in the conflict in Syria, even those who think Syria has used chemical weapons against its people...

Military Intervention In Syria On The Table

Reuters | Posted 10.30.2012 | World

By John Irish and Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS, Aug 30 (Reuters) - France and Britain warned Syria's President Bashar al-Assad o...

Washington and Damascus

Saul Landau | Posted 06.23.2012 | World
Saul Landau

Amidst U.S. and European recessions, why provoke tensions in Syria where western intervention could provoke a new Cold War? So what should the West do to stop ongoing violence to civilians in Syria?

Ten Reasons We Should Be Cautious About Military Intervention in Syria

Steven Strauss | Posted 08.09.2012 | World
Steven Strauss

The barbarity of Assad's regime in Syria has generated an understandable urge for a quick military solution. However, for the sakes Americans and Syrians, military intervention should be our last resort and should be carefully planned.

Syria Intervention 'Has No Simple Answers'

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and the nation's top military leader delivered a sober assessment Wednesday of Syria's sophisticate...

Obama: Military Intervention Not Needed In Syria To Solve Conflict

AP | Posted 04.07.2012 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says it is important to resolve the ongoing conflict in Syria without outside military intervention. ...

Russia: Nothing Could Justify Foreign Military Intervention In Syria

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 03.19.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Syria's powerful allies in Russia vowed Wednesday to block any Western attempts to intervene militarily in Syria as Damascus fights off...