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Crisis in Syria

The United States may take military action against Syria after what the U.S. says was a chemical attack.

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The U.S. moves closer to possible military action against Syria, although it may have to go it alone after the British Parliament voted against joining in.


Nick Digilio explores the situation in Syria and the potential impact of military strikes with Pat James, professor of International Relations and Director of the Center for International Studies at the University of Southern California.

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President Obama calls the situation in Syria a “slowly unfolding disaster” for the people there.  In a White House news conference Tuesday, Obama said the use of chemical weapons must be confirmed before the U.S. organizes a response. He again warned that the use of chemical weapons would be a “game changer.”

The President says the U.S. is still trying to confirm strong suspicions that Syria has used chemical weapons against rebels.  Some congressional Republicans are pushing for a limited U.S. intervention in Syria, including arming trusted rebel groups.  Tune in to WGN Radio for all the latest.

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