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Obama Syria timing delayed by reluctance at home, abroad

A week after he surprised his national security advisers by deciding to seek authorisation from Congress, President Barack Obama’s path to military strikes against Syria isn’t getting any smoother.

6th September, 2013
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A week after he surprised his national security advisers by deciding to seek authorisation from Congress, President Barack Obama’s path to military strikes against Syria isn’t getting any smoother.

The outrage that Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry expressed over an August 21st nerve gas attack they blamed on the Syrian regime, an action that crossed the president’s “red line,” hasn’t brought a groundswell of support from lawmakers and the...

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