Wars and Military Conflicts


  • Obama tries to bolster support for Syria     Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 4:24 PM ET

    President Obama is meeting world leaders in Russia at the G-20 Summit today to hopefully gain support for military action in Syria. NBC's Chick Todd is in St. Petersburg, Russia with the latest.

  • Is the oil market overdoing Syria fears?     Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Abhishek Deshpande, oil markets analyst at Natixis, discusses the political premium attached to oil prices and says they will only spike to $150 if the situation in Syria spreads to other countries.

  • Full-fledged air war in Syria?     Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 8:40 AM ET

    Christopher Dickey, MidEast editor, Newsweek and the Daily Beast, says an all-out air war could bring Syria's Assad to the negotiating table, but could also cost a lot of Syrian lives.

  • The Syria problem, the Obama solution     Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 7:02 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers provides an update on Congressional debate over the situation in Syria, and Bill Burton, co-founder, Priorities USA Action, expresses his support for U.S. action in that country.

  • Syria: Should we, shouldn't we?     Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 6:12 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the latest news from the Congressional debate over U.S. involvement in Syria.

  • Rep. Buck McKeon (R-CA), offers insight on Obama's plan for Syria and discusses costs in Washington. NBC's Steve Handelsman reports.

  • House and Senate considering military action     Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 4:35 PM ET

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has approved a resolution on Syria. Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), provides reaction as the vote now moves to the Senate floor.

  • Syria: Hearings on the Hill     Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 3:20 PM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the latest from the congressional hearings on Capitol Hill deciding military action in Syria.

  • Without intervention, Syria will spiral: pro     Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    Jane Kinninmont, senior research fellow at Chatham House, discusses the U.S.'s stance on Syria, and says that whatever happens, political risk will keep on rising.

  • Awaiting House hearing on Syria     Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    The House Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a hearing the Obama Administration's potential military response to Syria. Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-TN) and Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) debate military action.

  • Pres Obama: World drew 'red line'     Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 10:24 AM ET

    The President said it was the world that drew the 'red line' over using chemical weapons. CNBC's John Harwood is in Oklahoma and looks at how the middle of the country views a potential military strike.

  • Putin 'doesn't exclude' joining UN-backed Syria strike Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 10:17 AM ET

    Russian President Putin warned against taking one-sided action in Syria but also said he "doesn't exclude" supporting a U.N. resolution on punitive military strikes.

  • Hate to be short gold, given Middle East: Pro     Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 7:38 AM ET

    Sean Hyman, editor of Moneynews, Ultimate Wealth Report, discusses the risks for the gold short seller and why he's so bullish over the precious metal. Carl Larry, Oil Outlooks & Opinions, and Marc Chandler, Brown Brothers Harriman, look at oil, currencies, and the taper, respectively. With New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft.

  • Congress debates Syria action     Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 7:02 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers discusses comments made Tuesday in Secretary of State John Kerry's testimony to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. His remarks seemed to leave open the possibility of U.S. ground troops should the situation in Syria implode.

  • Syria vote could come today     Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 6:10 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers reports the latest details on the situation in Syria, including Secretary of State John Kerry's testimony in front of a Senate Committee. The Senate could vote to authorize action today, says Javers.

  • Syria: is Russia changing its tune?     Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 5:05 AM ET

    NBC's Jim Maceda reports from Turkey how the situation in Syria has impacted the country and how Putin's comments are "potentially a breakthrough".

  • Making money in volatile times     Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 7:15 PM ET

    Are the markets against U.S. military action in Syria. The Dow tumbled after Speaker Boehner announced his support for President Obama on military action. Ron Kruszewski, Stifel Nicolaus, and John Kilduff, Again Capital, weigh in.

  • Obama makes case for war     Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    Sec. John Kerry testified before a Senate Committee about Syria, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), and Paul Wolfowitz, former Deputy Secretary of Defense.

  • Will Syrian turmoil delay Fed taper?     Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 4:23 PM ET

    Syrian uncertainty has shown to affect the markets; will it impact Fed tapering too? CNBC's John Harwood follows the activity surrounding Syria on Capital Hill; and Alan Ruskin, Deutsche Bank Forex; and Larry McDonald, Newsedge USA, weigh in.

  • Sec. John Kerry testifies on Syria     Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 3:30 PM ET

    Sec. John Kerry is interrupted by protesters as he testifies at the Senate Committee hearing on Syria; CNBC's Eamon Javers reports.