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Still more questions about the proposed US military intervention in Syria




Drug Agents Use Vast Phone Trove, Eclipsing N.S.A.'s




The Obama administration is lobbying Congress to support a proposed military intervention in Syria. Secretary of State Kerry claimed that traces of sarin gas were found in samples from Damascus on Aug. 21. The USS Nimitz carrier strike group headed towards the Red Sea; the US naval presence in the eastern Mediterranean has doubled in the past week. A classified budget document shows that in recent years, 20 percent of "a small subset" of CIA job applicants "were found to have significant connections to hostile intelligence services and or terrorist groups."




Planning Under Way for Possible Syrian Collapse




Skepticism Runs High On Capitol Hill After Classified Syria Briefing




Tripping on His Own Red Line?




White House Claims Proof Assad Used Sarin Gas




Obama asks Congress to approve military strike against Syria




The White House walk-and-talk that changed Obama's mind on Syria




Islamist rebels go into hiding ahead of Syria strikes




F.B.I. Sharpens Scrutiny of Syrians in U.S. for Signs of Retaliation




President Obama said he believes the US should intervene militarily in Syria, but stated that he will seek Congressional authorization after debate. Lawmakers return to Congress on Sept. 9. Administration officials are briefing Congressmen in an effort to build support for the planned military intervention. US allies Saudi Arabia, Israel, South Korea, and Turkey have been urging the administration to take action against the Assad regime. A federal court refused to dismiss terrorism charges against al Qaeda-linked cleric Abu Hamza, who faces trial next year.




Experts Fear US Plan to Strike Syria Overlooks Risks




US casts action in Syria as moral imperative but sets no timetable




US military officers have deep doubts about impact, wisdom of a US strike on Syria




Assad Allies Iran, Russia Consider Syria Options




Syria army defectors say US strikes could kill Assad opponents




Syria chemical weapons attack blamed on Assad, but where's the evidence?




Iran and Hezbollah warn against US strikes in Syria, threaten retaliation




Secretary of State Kerry spoke about the planned US-led military intervention in Syria, stating that "clear" and "compelling" intelligence shows Assad forces perpetrated a chemical attack in Damascus on Aug. 21 that killed at least 1,429 Syrians. An unclassified intelligence report was released today, but none of the actual evidence has been released. President Obama said the intervention would be "limited" and not involve boots on the ground. US military assets have been moved closer to Syria in preparation for a possible attack that might involve cruise missiles; Defense Secretary Hagel said the military is ready to execute a command to strike.