President Barack Obama says he is considering a "limited, narrow" act against Syria to try to halt the government's use of chemical weapons on its own citizens. He promises that he will not send American troops into Syria for an open-ended commitment.
- In making the case for a military strike in Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry today said the Syrian government killed 1,429 people in a chemical weapons attack last week, 426 of them children.
- Experts believe that bombing sites in Syria could ultimately end up releasing deadly chemical weapons by accident, thanks to incomplete intelligence.
- Susan Rice is working behind the scenes to get support in Congress for a strike on Syria. Sen. John McCain is, of course, worried that the potential American response is not nearly combative enough.
- Regardless of any potential military strikes, Russia is keeping its commitment to sell weapons to the Syrian government, part of a contract signed prior to the civil war.
- The British government asked the New York Times to destroy information they've been given by Edward Snowden. Reportedly, the request was greeted with silence. (stunned silence, maybe?)
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