A former US army chief has claimed that Barack Obama is eyeing intervention in Syria that would go beyond a mere deterrent against chemical weapons to damage the military capacity of the Assad regime.
Israel 'Uneasy' About US Trying to Make War About Them
When Congress decides which side they're on in the Syrian intervention they will have to consider whether they want to respond to pro-war pressure from inside-the-Beltway or to the anti-war sentiments of their constituents.
The first cell of Syrian rebels trained and armed by the CIA is making its way to the battlefield, President Barack Obama has reportedly told senators.
Leaders of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee reached an agreement on a draft authorization for the use of military force in Syria that was much narrower than the request made by President Obama, paving the way for a vote by the committee.
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey couldn’t answer what exactly the U.S. was seeking in Syria Tuesday during questioning from Sen. Bob Corker (R., Tenn.) about a resolution authorizing military action there
President Obama won the support on Tuesday of Republican and Democratic leaders in the House for an attack on Syria, giving him a foundation to win broader approval for military action from a Congress that still harbors deep reservations.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi recently deployed the “It’s for the children” trope in a debate that she had – and lost – with her 5-year-old grandson over the impending war with Syria. Since the child has not yet been processed through the
Protesters say any attack on President Assad's forces, in response to the regime's use of chemical weapons, would only fuel the conflict in Syria.
Israel tested a U.S.-backed missile system in the Mediterranean on Tuesday but did not announce the launch in advance, prompting a disclosure by Russia that kept the world on edge as the United States weighed an attack on Syria.
Exodus placing heavy burden on neighbours amid conflict that has forced 6.2 million out of their homes since March 2011.
How will rising tensions in the Middle East impact the global energy market?
Bombing Syria is an act of war, no matter what language Congress might devise to bomb and still avoid declaring war. Congress should debate the reasons for making or not making war against Syria, because that is what is involved in bombing Syria.
Why is the Obama administration so determined to have the U.S. military help al-Qaeda win the civil war in Syria?
Overnight Media Digest:
Less than 14 minutes long, this video explains WHY we have seen and are seeing the war mongering in Iraq, Libya, Syria and Iran.
The president is celebrated for seeking a vote on his latest war even as his aides make clear it has no binding effect
As they consider further intervention in Syria, Washington policymakers should be aware of the history of previous U.S. involvement there.
With Strike Delayed US Adds Warships to Region
Officially, the Obama Administration is entirely confident of its ability to sell Congress on the Syrian War, with Secretary of State John Kerry pushing the case again while downplaying the importance of what Congress thinks.
Gen. Martin Dempsey, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, has spoken soberly about the dangers from any military strike on Syria, but press reports indicate President Obama is still set on launching cruise missiles in the coming days, an action that form
Just back from Libertopia in San Diego, Ernest recaps the event and also goes over the Freedom's Phoenix Headline News (SYRIA) -
Syria has asked the United Nations to prevent "any aggression" against Syria following a call over the weekend by U.S. President Barack Obama for punitive strikes against the Syrian military for last month's chemical weapons attack.
Echoing comments by Putin at the weekend, Lavrov said: "There are no facts there ... and when we ask for more detailed proof. They say, 'You know, it's all secret, so we cannot show it'. That means there are no such facts."