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Syria War 2013

Obama Applauds Major Deal On Chemical Weapons

AP | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says a deal reached on a United Nations resolution to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons is "potentially a huge v...

Kerry Gives Statement On Syria

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.19.2013 | Politics

Secretary of State John Kerry gave a statement on Syria Thursday, pushing a U.N. report that confirmed the use of chemical weapons in the country. ...

In U.S. Arsenal, Lessons For Syria Chemical Weapons

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN and SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — It's not easy or quick to get rid of a nation's chemical weapons. Just ask the United States. Three decades after the U.S. started...

Dem Rep Gives Putin A Taste Of His Own Medicine

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

Democratic Congressional Committee Chairman Steve Israel (D-N.Y.) is responding to an op-ed in the New York Times by Russian President Vladimir Putin ...

Kerry Rejects Assad Proposal

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry rejected Syrian President Bashar Assad's 30-day deadline for submitting chemical weapons data, saying words are not...

Sabrina Siddiqui

George Bush's Gift: Iraq Hawks Abandon War In Syria Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | 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. ...

Rand Paul Offers Rebuttal To Obama Speech

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) gave a rebuttal to President Barack Obama's address on Syria Tuesday. In his rebuttal -- which was pre-taped -- Paul questio...

Amanda Terkel

Obama To Progressives In Syria Speech: Do It For The Children

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama gave a prime-time address on Tuesday night, in a direct appeal to the American public for support to use military...

Here's The Full Text Of Obama's Syria Speech

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

Text of President Barack Obama's speech on Syria, as provided by the Federal News Service: My fellow Americans, tonight I want to talk ...

Politicians React To Obama's Syria Speech

Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama addressed the nation on the ongoing situation in Syria, telling the public that he's weighing a diplomatic solution...

Obama: Syria Changed When Assad Gassed Citizens

AP | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama says he long resisted calls for military action in Syria but that the situation changed after Syria's government ...

Obama's Speech Vows To Explore Russian Offer On Syria

Reuters | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, Sept 10 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama vowed to pursue a diplomatic initiative fr...

Obama Asks For Vote To Be Postponed

Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama said Tuesday that he has ordered the military to maintain its posture with respect to striking Syria even as Congress postpones...

Watch Obama Address The Nation On Syria

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama is addressing the nation Tuesday on the ongoing situation in Syria. Obama's speech comes after a slew of television intervie...

Kerry To See Russian Foreign Minister

Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

By MATTHEW LEE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — A State Department official says President Barack Obama is sending Secretary of State John...

Howard Fineman

What's Really Going On With Syria

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In Middle Eastern bazaars, it’s easy to get lost, haggling is the order of the day, and things are never quite what they seem. In othe...

White House Tells Lawmakers Diplomacy Is Priority On Syria

Reuters | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 10 (Reuters) - White House chief of staff Denis McDonough told Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday t...

Clinton Weighs In On Syria

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday that Syria surrendering its chemical weapons to the international community would be an "importa...

Dem Rep And Iraq War Veteran Weighs In On Potential Strike

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of two female Iraq war veterans in Congress is opposing President Barack Obama's call for military strikes against Syria. Democrati...

Howard Fineman

John Kerry: Obama Can Bomb Assad Even If Congress Votes No

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Even as he beseeches former colleagues in Congress to vote for President Barack Obama’s plan to bomb Syria, Secretary of State John Ke...

Republican Returns For Syria Vote After Birth Of Daughter

AP | the Associated Press | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

VANCOUVER, Wash. -- Washington Republican congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, who has spent the past several weeks by her newborn daughter's hospital...

Howard Fineman

From Russia With No Love

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 09.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Desperately seeking to sell the Syria mission, and still hoping to get Russian cooperation or at least acquiescence, Secretary of State ...

Here's Where Congress Stands On Intervening In Syria

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.06.2013 | Politics

Members of Congress are deciding whether to approve the use of military force in Syria. HuffPost, using data compiled by ThinkProgress, will conti...