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  • Sec. of State John Kerry makes the case for U.S. military action in Syria, saying he feels it is important to discuss directly with the American people. "Findings on Syria are as clear as they are compelling--with our own eyes, we've seen victims with symptoms of chemical attack."

  • President Obama's Syrian dilemma     Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 11:07 AM ET

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin, reports the latest details on UN inspections in Syria. And Bill Spindle, WSJ Middle Eastern bureau chief, discusses President Obama's quandary in Syria.

  • Edward Luce, Financial Times Washington columnist, discusses what a missile strike in Syria will mean for President Obama's credibility.

  • Will US go it alone in Syria?     Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 10:05 AM ET

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin has the latest details on the unrest in Syria. And Steven Cook, Council on Foreign Relations, discusses the likelihood of a U.S. military strike on Syria now that the United Kingdom has signaled it will not intervene.

  • What's the next move for US in Syria?     Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 9:16 AM ET

    As the U.S. debates whether or not to take military action against Syria, questions are rising about Israel's involvement, reports NBC's Atia Abawi with the latest details from Tel Aviv.

  • What's Washington's next move in Syria?     Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 8:04 AM ET

    NBC's Richard Engel reports how the UK's decision to stay out of military intervention in Syria will likely impact the region. And Reuel Marc Gerecht, Foundation for Defense of Democracies, provides his perspective on what President Obama's next move in the Middle East should include.

  • US considers 'credible' options in Syria     Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 7:32 AM ET

    Now that the United Kingdom, Germany and Israel have indicated they will not participate in a military strike in Syria, President Obama must carefully weigh his retaliatory options in the Middle East, reports NBC's Richard Engel.

  • Robert Wexler, S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace, discusses several options open to President Obama in response to Syria's Bashar Assad's use of chemical weapons. And CNBC's John Harwood reveals the latest results of an NBC/WSJ poll on what Americans think about the crisis in Syria.

  • Syrian government remains defiant: Reporter     Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 6:11 AM ET

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports the latest developments in Syria as a growing number of refugees flee to Jordan and Lebanon, and the United Kingdom and Germany signal they will not participate in a military strike.

  • UK parliament rejects military action against Syria Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 5:55 PM ET
    David Cameron

    "[T]he British Parliament, reflecting the views of the British people, does not want to see British military action," UK Prime Minister Cameron said.

  • UN inspectors continue their chemical investigation in Syria for the 3rd day, reports NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin. And Jon Alterman, Center for Strategic and International Studies; and David Gordon, Eurasia Group, discuss the impact Syria could have on the U.S. economy.

  • US prepares for action against Syria     Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 3:10 PM ET

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin provides the latest details from Syria. U.S. officials say a possible strike could be sea-based. And Philip Coyle, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation; and Gen. Barry McCaffrey, MSNBC Military analyst, discuss what's the next move for America.

  • Syria's impact on oil     Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 2:18 PM ET

    Concerns of fighting in Syria could re-spark factional fighting in Iraq potentially putting 3 million barrels of oil a day at risk. Former U.S. State Department senior banking and finance advisor to the government of Iraq Burdin Hickok provides insight into the global oil market.

  • Ready, aim, trade     Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 2:17 PM ET

    CNBC's Dominic Chu focuses on defense stocks while tensions in Syria heighten.

  • Pentagon: US timetable on Syria unchanged     Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 2:15 PM ET

    NBC's Ayman Moheyldin reports anxiety has gripped the country of Syria in anticipation of a possible U.S. military strike, and there has been a high amount of shortages of food.

  • Missiles, destroyers and subs: The US arsenal Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 12:50 PM ET

    $1.6 million per missile. That's the cost of the Tomahawks the U.S. Navy may fire into Syria. But will that be a boon for Raytheon, which makes them?

  • Will US intervene in Syria?     Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 11:03 AM ET

    Michael Rubin, American Enterprise Institute, and Michele Wucker, World Policy Institute, discuss some of the options available to the U.S. if a decision is made to retaliate against Syria. And NBC's Richard Engel reports on potential repercussions if a military strike occurs.

  • UN inspectors begin day 3 of investigation     Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 10:16 AM ET

    The situation in Syria is tense as inspectors continue their chemical investigation in Syria and the British House of Commons meet to debate action in Syria, reports NBC's Richard Engel.

  • Syria: UK 'legally entitled' to take military action Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 8:42 AM ET
    David Cameron

    Britain's government has published internal legal advice which it said showed it was legally entitled to take military action against Syria, even if the UN blocked such action.

  • UN inspectors begin third day of investigation     Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 8:04 AM ET

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin has the update on the United Nations' chemical weapons inspection in Syria, and Lawrence Korb, Center for American Progress, provides perspective on U.S. military action in Syria.