Obama asks Congress to approve military strike against Syria




 
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Obama asks Congress to approve military strike against Syria
 
September 1st, 2013  
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Obama asks Congress to approve military strike against Syria
By Roberta Rampton and Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama stepped back from the brink on Saturday and delayed an imminent military strike against Syria to seek approval from the U.S. Congress in a gamble that will test his ability to project American strength abroad and deploy his own power at home. Before Obama put on the brakes, the path had been cleared for a U.S. assault. Navy ships were in place and awaiting orders to launch missiles, and U.N. inspectors had left Syria after gathering evidence of a chemical weapons attack that U.S. officials say killed 1,429 people. ...




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