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  • Syria's Assad denies use of chemical weapons

    Syria's Assad denies use of chemical weapons
    BEIRUT -- Syrian President Bashar Assad labeled allegations that Syrian forces deployed chemical weapons as “preposterous” and “completely politicized," according to comments published Monday from an interview with a Russian newspaper....
  • Kerry: Reported use of chemical weapons in Syria 'moral obscenity'

    Kerry: Reported use of chemical weapons in Syria 'moral obscenity'
    WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Monday condemned Syria’s reported chemical weapons attacks as a “moral obscenity” and declared that the Obama administration intends to move quickly to hold the Syrian government...
  • White House says Syria attack violated international norms

    White House says Syria attack violated international norms
    WASHINGTON -- White House spokesman Jay Carney on Monday called a reported chemical attack outside Damascus a breach of international norms,  but would not discuss whether the Obama administration believed it had legal authority to launch a retaliatory...
  • U.S. has forces ready to strike Syria, Hagel says; allies consulted

    U.S. has forces ready to strike Syria, Hagel says; allies consulted
    The United States has naval and air forces massed in the Mediterranean Sea and poised to strike Syria if President Obama gives the order, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday. In an interview with BBC television during a trip to Southeast...
  • Chemical weapons and Syria: How do you deter a desperate despot?

    Chemical weapons and Syria: How do you deter a desperate despot?
    At what point does a civil war become an atrocity that the world cannot abide? In Syria, the answer appears to be right about now, at least from the Obama administration's perspective. Which brings us to the obvious follow-up question: Then what?...
  • Obama administration shoring up support for response to Syria attack

    Obama administration shoring up support for response to Syria attack
    WASHINGTON -- The White House on Tuesday asserted that almost no one in the world doubts that the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad launched a chemical attack against civilians last week, as Obama administration officials worked the phones to...
  • Obama's limited Syria goals

     Obama's limited Syria goals
    President Obama appears increasingly ready to launch a military strike in response to Syrian President Bashar Assad's apparent use of chemical weapons against civilians. But the goal won't be to topple the Assad government, even though Obama has...
  • White House seeks U.N. probe of alleged Syria chemical weapons attack

    White House seeks U.N. probe of alleged Syria chemical weapons attack
    WASHINGTON -- The White House is asking a team of United Nations inspectors to investigate allegations that hundreds of civilians were killed in a chemical weapons attack in Syria on Wednesday. In a statement, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the...
  • 5 questions about Syria's chemical weapons

    5 questions about Syria's chemical weapons
    Syria is believed to have a large stockpile of chemical weapons. U.S. intelligence agencies now suspect that Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government has used small amounts of these chemicals against rebels fighting to unseat him, an assessment...
  • Pressure mounts on Obama administration to act in Syria after attack

    Pressure mounts on Obama administration to act in Syria after attack
    WASHINGTON -- Some members of Congress renewed calls Wednesday for the Obama administration to intervene more decisively in the Syrian war after allegations of a deadly chemical weapons attack, even as Pentagon officials continued to caution against...
  • Second group of chemical weapons inspectors is heading to Syria

    Second group of chemical weapons inspectors is heading to Syria
    WASHINGTON — A second wave of chemical weapons inspectors is heading to war-battered Syria this week as the international effort to disarm President Bashar Assad's poison gas program races to meet its United Nations-ordered deadlines, officials said...