Syria

US Planning Military Response to Alleged Chemical Use in Syria

A quick one

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The U.S. government is stepping up its involvement in the Syrian crisis after allegations of chemical weapons use—with its top military official making plans to respond quickly, and its top diplomat reaching out to Syria's foreign minister and others in the wake of the report.

On Saturday, a senior State Department official said that Secretary of State John Kerry had talked Thursday—the day after the attack—with Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem.