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The U.S. should intervene in Syria but also needs to think very carefully about forcing Bashar Assad out of office, says Douglas Ollivant, New America Foundation, discussing America's response to alleged charges Syria used chemical weapons on civilians. And David Gordon, Eurasia Group, explains why the much bigger stakes in the Middle East are about nuclear weapons confrontation with Iran.
The U.S. has revealed that only a few hours would be needed after Obama's decision for a punitive strike to be launched, even if taken outside UN framework, reports NBC's Richard Engel.
NBC's Richard Engel reports White House military action against Syria could come as early as Thursday. And Richard Murphy, former U.S. ambassador to Syria, provides perspective on the unrest in the Middle East.
Joel Stainton, senior strategist at SEB Futures, says that a major reaction to Syrian news would be overdoing it, as the country is not linked to any commodity or resource.
The U.S. military is preparing possible airstrikes as soon as President Obama give the green light. NBC's Richard Engel reports the latest details on Syria as Union Nation official make their way to tour the site of the alleged chemical weapon's attack.
Sen. John McCain, (R-AZ), explains why any military strike against Syria must take out Syrian President Bashar Assad's command and control capability, and "get the right weapons to the right people" and "turn this situation around."
NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports United Nation's inspectors are headed to Damacus to tour areas affected by last week's chemical attack. And Ed Husain, Council on Foreign Relations, discusses Russia's role in negotiating with Syria's Bashar Assad.
The U.S. is trying to limit the impact if a strike is taken against Syria's regime, reports NBC's Richard Engel, as U.S. officials and other countries discuss a possible response to alleged chemical attacks against civilians.
Michael Santoli, Yahoo! Finance, and Maury Harris, UBS Investment Research, discuss how Syrian concerns have hit stocks, pushed oil prices higher, and sent gold to a three-month high. Also a look at what's prompting the recovery in housing.
NBC's Roger Cressey, terrorism analyst, discusses cyberterrorism and links to a group known as the Syrian Electronic Army.
The White House is not trying to make regime change in Syria, reports CNBC's John Harwood. A military response is intended to be a punitive strike against the Assad regime and show there is a price to pay for using weapons of mass destruction.
If the U.S. is going to intervene "it's important we get something out of it," says Michael Singh, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, discussing possible options for the U.S. in response to alleged chemical attacks on Syrian civilians.
NBC's Richard Engel reports the latest detail on possible U.S. retaliation for the alleged use of chemical weapons against civilians by the Syrian regime.
Lord Malloch Brown, former UN deputy secretary general and former foreign office minister, praises the U.K. and U.S. for their reaction to the situation in Syria and talks about how an action could be made.
Hugo Dixon, editor-at-large at Breaking Views, comments on Syria and highlights that it's crucial that the U.S. and U.K display the evidence they say they have before any strike takes place.
Naguib Sawiris, founder of the Free Egyptians Party, tells CNBC that there's a real risk of fanatic terroristic elements gaining the reign in Syria.
Syria has said it would be "defiant" in the face of a U.S- led military intervention, which could take place before the end of the week, reports NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin.
Helima Croft, Barclays, discusses whether it is too soon for the U.S. to act on Syria's chemical weapons attack. And NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports the latest details on the intensifying situation there.
NBC's Richard Engel reports missile strikes in Syria could come as early as Thursday if President Obama decides it is time to act. And Middle East expert, Ken Timmerman provides insight on the rising tension there and why a military response now is premature.
The prospect of a "looming military intervention" from the international community in Syria raises a lot of political and humanitarian concerns reports NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin.