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Syria Intervention

Experts: Don't Bomb Chemical Weapons Sites

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 08.30.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- You simply can't safely bomb a chemical weapon storehouse into oblivion, experts say. That's why they say the United States is probably ...

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. ...

France Still Supports Syria Strike Despite British No

Reuters | Posted 10.30.2013 | World

PARIS, Aug 30 (Reuters) - France said on Friday it still backed action to punish Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government for an apparent p...

The Crossroads on Syria (Updated)

David Bromwich | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics
David Bromwich

The way out of war is always peace. The way out is not limited, well-tailored, well-spoken, discreet, "smart" shots across the bow which you pretend are not acts of war. But peace comes from negotiations: an activity of which this president has always spoken in high terms but at which he has shown few results during five years in office.

Cameron Loses Parliamentary Vote On Syria Action

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2013 | World

(Recasts, adds Cameron quotes) LONDON, Aug 29 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron lost a vital parliamentary vote on Thur...

British Parliament Votes Against Syria Strike

AP | RAPHAEL SATTER and GREGORY KATZ | Posted 10.29.2013 | World

LONDON — British Prime Minister David Cameron lost a vote endorsing military action against Syria by 13 votes Thursday, a stunning defeat that w...

Obama Briefs Boehner On Syria

AP | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has briefed House Speaker John Boehner on Syria in a conversation in which the Republican leader pressed the...

White House: If 'Legal Justification Is Required.. We'll Produce One'

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics

(Updates with more details) WASHINGTON, Aug 29 (Reuters) - The United States is looking at a response to Syrian use of chemical weapon...

UN Experts To Bring Syria Samples To European Labs

AP | Posted 08.29.2013 | World

UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations says some of its chemical weapons experts in Syria will personally take samples to laboratories around Europe aft...

Congress Seeks Answers From Obama On Syria

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wary of another war, congressional Republicans and Democrats pressed President Barack Obama to explain why the U.S. military should atta...

No Bombing In Syria Until UN Inspectors Release Their Findings

Brent Roske | Posted 10.29.2013 | Politics
Brent Roske

This is the grizzly math of America assuming the role of world police force. If chemical weapons are indeed a U.S. line in the sand, then we need the UN inspectors to back up the claim.

Syria's Army: What The West Will Face In Case Of Intervention

HuffPost France | Adrien Oster | Posted 08.29.2013 | World

"We have means of defense that will surprise people," said Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Muallem on Tuesday, August 27, in an apparent warning to the ...

Syria: Time to Act

W. Robert Pearson | Posted 10.29.2013 | World
W. Robert Pearson

The atrocities must receive a response, and that response must be effective military action against Assad by the United States.

Iraq Vet Congresswoman Opposes Syria Intervention

AP | Posted 08.29.2013 | Politics

BANGKOK -- U.S. congresswoman and Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth said Thursday that she did not favor American military intervention in Syria and ur...

Rumsfeld: Obama Has Failed To Justify Syria Intervention

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, who served under former President George W. Bush and was a key player in the decisions to go to war in Iraq ...

Just War in Syria?

Maryann Cusimano Love, Ph.D. | Posted 10.29.2013 | Religion
Maryann Cusimano Love, Ph.D.

Syria's deliberate targeting of noncombatants violates international law, as well as ancient moral codes about the use of force, known as Just War tradition. But would U.S. military strikes on Syria, as President Obama is considering, constitute a just response?

Russia, Iran Take Joint Position On Syria

Agence France Presse | | Posted 10.29.2013 | World

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani agree that chemical weapon use is "impermissible" but oppose intervention in t...

France: Military Ready To Go To Syria

AP | SYLVIE CORBET and JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 10.29.2013 | World

PARIS — France said openly Thursday for the first time that its military is preparing for a possible operation in Syria – but President Fr...

Russia Sends Warships To Mediterranean Amid Syria Tension

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2013 | World

* Interfax says two Russian warships head to Mediterranean * Navy official says no plans to beef up forces * U.S. is rep...

Fear Of Syria Strike Spreads Across Middle East

AP | ALBERT AJI and RYAN LUCAS | Posted 10.28.2013 | World

DAMASCUS, Syria — Fears of a possible U.S. strike against Syria's regime over an alleged chemical weapons attack rippled across the region Wedne...

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 ...

Paul Cautions Against Military Intervention In Syria

Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) released a statement Wednesday on the United States' potential intervention in Syria, calling for an "open debate" in Congress ...

Peter S. Goodman

Where The World Stands On A Military Strike In Syria | Peter S. Goodman | Posted 08.28.2013 | World

As the world absorbs the likely prospect of a multinational military strike on Syria, governments and citizens around the globe are warily debating th...

Dennis Kucinich Warns Of U.S. Becoming 'Al Qaeda's Air Force'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics

Former Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) cautioned against hasty military action in Syria during a Tuesday interview with The Hill, claiming that air stri...

Joshua Hersh

Three Lingering Questions About The Syria War Plan | Joshua Hersh | Posted 08.28.2013 | World

The war plan for American allied strikes against Syria seems to be in its final stages, and much of the reporting has focused on what will happen and ...