09/04/2013 01:00 am ET Updated Nov 03, 2013

Previous Limited U.S. Strikes With Disastrous Consequences (PHOTOS)

Sept 4 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's national security team is trying to make the case to skeptical U.S. lawmakers for a limited strike against the Syrian government over its alleged use of chemical weapons on Aug. 21.

Following are details of missile strikes and other limited military action taken by the United States over the past 30 years and what transpired afterwards:

Limited Strikes With Unlimited Consequences

SOURCES: Reuters and contemporary news reports. (Reporting by Paul Eckert; Editing by Warren Strobel and Xavier Briand)