Senate committee approves military strike; full Congressional authorization still needed to launch war
By Miriam Raftery
September 4, 2013 (Washington D.C.) – Should the U.S. attack Syria? What are the potential remifications for the U.S. and the world? What are the key issues and arguments on all sides of this compelling questions -- and where do your representatives stand?
President Barack Obama has asked Congress for approval to launch a military air strike against Syria amid indications that the Syrian president used chemical weapons against civilians in his own country, including children. Today, the Senate Foreign RelationsCommittee voted 10-7 to approve limited authorization. Chairman John Kerry said there is "no question" that Syria used chemical weapons in violation of international law. The full Senate and the House of Representatives must both approve the action.
In the interest of providing our readers with a variety of views and information on this important issue, we’ve rounded up articles from around the world and across the nation in our special section below. Click any headline to view full text of these articles. We've even included "9 questions about Syria you were too embarassed to ask" for those who haven't kept up with the news on this emerging world crisis.
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