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U.S. Army General: We Will Act If Islamic Group Threatens U.S.

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 10.25.2014 | Politics

ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — Gen. Martin Dempsey says that once he determines the Islamic State militants in Iraq have become a direct threa...

U.S. Considering Taking Fight Against Islamic State Into Syria

Reuters | Posted 10.22.2014 | Politics

By Steve Holland EDGARTOWN, Mass., Aug 22 (Reuters) - The United States is considering taking the fight against Islamic State militant...

Max J. Rosenthal

Syrian Activists Fighting -- And Failing -- To Spark Action | Max J. Rosenthal | Posted 04.17.2014 | World

BEIRUT -- When the Syrian civil war began more than three years ago, Mariam Hamou took to Facebook and Twitter to spread the word about the brutality ...

Systemic Causation and Syria: Obama's Framing Problem

George Lakoff | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics
George Lakoff

The president's logic of limited bombing is not understood: he wants to bomb to prevent the systemic effect of the use of poison gas, not to stop the direct killing via other means, which we cannot stop.

Amanda Terkel

Hints Of Dick Cheney In Obama's Syria Stance | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In 2008, then-Vice President Dick Cheney was told in an interview that two-thirds of Americans opposed the Iraq War. "So?" he replied...

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...

Joshua Hersh

Syria Strike Plan Faces Shortcoming | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.05.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- Significant questions still remain about Bashar Assad's motivation for allegedly using chemical weapons, raising concerns about how much Am...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Rand Paul Slams White House For Syria Stance | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) on Tuesday accused the Obama administration of reducing Congress' role in the authorization process for potential...

FLASHBACK: Obama, Biden Remind That Military Action Requires Congressional Approval

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

As President Barack Obama weighs a response to what his administration has deemed a large-scale chemical attack on innocent civilians by Syrian Presid...

Iran Warns U.S. Against Syria Intervention

AP | Posted 08.25.2013 | World

TEHRAN, Iran -- An Iranian commander is warning the United States over a possible military move against the Tehran-backed regime of Syrian President B...

Intervention in Syria: Three Key Questions

Allan Gerson | Posted 08.15.2013 | World
Allan Gerson

Beyond humanitarian assistance to refugees in and outside the country and minimal lethal aid to identified "moderate" rebel groups, the American public is too tired, shell-shocked, and de-sensitized to by the disheartening experience in Iraq and Afghanistan to militarily intervene for Syria's civilian victims.

Mortars, RPGs Among Weapons U.S. Planning To Send To Rebels

Reuters | Posted 08.14.2013 | World

By Mark Hosenball WASHINGTON, June 14 (Reuters) - The United States is likely to send weaponry like rocket-propelled grenades and mort...

Decision To Arm Rebels In Syria Draws U.S. Into Proxy War

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 06.14.2013 | World

-- President Barack Obama's decision to begin arming Syria's rebels deepens U.S. involvement in a regional proxy war that is increasingly being fough...

France: No-Fly Zone In Syria Unlikely

Reuters | Posted 08.14.2013 | World

(Adds details on help for rebels) PARIS, June 14 (Reuters) - France said on Friday that it was unlikely for now that a no-fly zone wou...

Syria: U.S. Statements 'Full Of Lies'

AP | BASSEM MROUE | Posted 08.14.2013 | World

BEIRUT -- The Syrian government has dismissed U.S. statements it used chemical weapons as "full of lies." A statement by the Syrian Foreign Ministr...

Rice Backs U.S. Intervention In Syria

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.04.2013 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice added her voice on Monday to a growing chorus demanding U.S. military involvement in Syria. "Well, there...

U.S. Sending $60 Million In Aid To Syrian Rebels

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 04.30.2013 | World

ROME — In a significant policy shift, the Obama administration said Thursday it would for the first time provide non-lethal aid directly to rebe...

Kerry: The Time Has Passed For Assad To Leave Power

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 04.29.2013 | World

PARIS -- The United States is looking for more tangible ways to support Syria's rebels and bolster a fledgling political movement that is struggling t...

U.S. And Russia Set For Surprise Meeting On Syria

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 02.05.2013 | World

DUBLIN — Diplomatic efforts to end Syria's civil war moved forward Thursday with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton joining Russia's...