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Sep 1, 2013

Analysis – Military action in Syria faces uncertain fate in U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Congress has resolved almost nothing of consequence since 2010, failing to complete what were once basic responsibilities for roads, schools, farms and the U.S. mail.

Asking the Republican-controlled House of Representatives and the Democratic-led Senate to agree on military action – already a controversial issue both within and between the parties – injects a new dose of uncertainty into Washington’s reaction to the Syria crisis.

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Aug 30, 2013
Aug 30, 2013

In shadow of Iraq, U.S. has ‘high confidence’ Syria carried out chemical attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. intelligence agencies publicly disclosed on Friday some of the information that led to a “high-confidence” assessment that the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad carried out a chemical weapons attack on neighborhoods outside Damascus.

But the declassified intelligence report also showed what the U.S. government does not have: clear evidence that Assad personally ordered the attack, and physiological evidence confirming what caused the deaths of an estimated 1,429 Syrians on August 21.

Aug 30, 2013
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