Wars and Military Conflicts


  • Were missiles launched towards Syria?     Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 5:40 AM ET

    A lot of mixed reports are coming in after a Russian news agency said that ┬┐ballistic objects┬┐ had been launched from the Mediterranean sea reports NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin.

  • Douglas Macgregor, former director of NATO's Kosovo air campaign, argues that President Obama's decision to seek Congressional approval on Syria is due to poor domestic support.

  • US Syrian coalition looks uncertain: expert     Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | 5:00 AM ET

    Dorothee Schmid, researcher and head of Turkish study program at the IFRI, highlights that the U.S. strike in Syria would have to be outside UN legality and how France seems to be its strongest ally.

  • Can Obama rally Congress on Syria?     Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | 4:35 AM ET

    Michael Hudson, director of the Middle East Institute at the National University of Singapore, discusses Syria, the Arab league call for action and whether a U.S. strike is likely.

  • Syria celebrates US 'historical retreat'     Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | 4:05 AM ET

    The U.S. delay in Syria in being treated as a victory by the local government while Arab League countries have reiterated a call to act reports NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin.

  • How Syria could trigger pipeline politics     Sunday, 1 Sep 2013 | 9:36 PM ET

    Mark Keenan, Cross Commodity Research Strategist at Societe Generale, explains how a strike in Syria could see tensions spread to Iraq and push the price of oil up to $125.

  • Syria hails 'historic retreat' as Obama hesitates Sunday, 1 Sep 2013 | 9:20 AM ET
    USS Barry

    Syria hailed an "historic American retreat" after President Barack Obama delayed an imminent military strike by deciding to consult Congress.

  • Syria's chemical weapons aren't a simple target Sunday, 1 Sep 2013 | 6:09 AM ET
    USS Ramage

    Controlling Syria's chemical weapons would necessitate a no-fly zone as well as air and missile strikes involving hundreds of aircraft, ships and submarines and could cost up to $1 billion a month.

  • Obama to seek OK from Congress for action in Syria Saturday, 31 Aug 2013 | 4:25 PM ET
    President Barack Obama addressed the nation Saturday, saying he will ask the US Congress to authorize military action against Syria, lifting the threat of immediate strikes on President Bashar al-Assad's regime.

    Obama said he will seek approval from Congress before launching any military action against the Syrian regime for allegedly using chemical weapons.

  • War games: What a US strike would look like Saturday, 31 Aug 2013 | 10:26 AM ET
    USS Ramage

    Obama may still be weighing action in Syria, but defense officials have likely been forming attack plans ever since the president declared chemical weapons a "red line."

  • Breaking down the mess in Syria, and whether the U.S. should act, with Democratic strategist Richard Socarides; CNBC contributor Sara Fagen; and Republican pollster Jim McLaughlin.

  • Investors can't outthink Syria: Pro     Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 7:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani reports oil, precious metals, defense and stocks rally on the Syria conflict. What can investors expect ahead? Jim Lacamp, UBS, and Casey Mulligan, University of Chicago, weigh in. Lacamp says investors should 'absolutely not" make investment decisions based on Syria.

  • When can we expect US military action?     Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 7:15 PM ET

    Discussing what it will take to stop Syria's Bashar Assad from another attack, and when the attack by the U.S. could take place, with Former Ambassador to Syria Theodore Kattouf.

  • CNBC's John Harwood reports President Obama tried reassure the public that any U.S. response would not be open ended like the War in Iraq. NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports there is a lot of tension among some of the closest allies of the U.S. in the Middle East. Armed Services Committee member Brad Westrup (R-OH), weighs in.

  • PM Cameron sidelined on Syria     Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 4:57 PM ET

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports from London on the British Parliament's vote against military intervention in Syria.

  • Awaiting Obama's decision on Syria     Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 4:34 PM ET

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports mixed reactions from Syria following John Kerry and President Obama's statements. Rep. Eliot Engel, (D-NY), explains why he is urging an attack on Syria and feels the President is handling the situation well.

  • What's next for US and Syria     Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 4:12 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood provides what may be next for U.S. involvement in Syria. John Bussey, Wall Street Journal, and Ed Husain, Council on Foreign Relations, weigh in.

  • The impact of a strike on Syria     Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 3:16 PM ET

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports from Syria following John Kerry and President Obama's statements on Syria. And Micheal O'Hanlon, Brookings; and former Army captain Michael Breen of Truman National Security Project; discuss the impact of a U.S. strike in Syria with only the U.S. and France on board.

  • NBC's Jim Miklaszewski has the latest following President Obama's comments on Syria. Miklaszewski says "advanced preparations for military strikes against Syria are underway in the Pentagon."

  • President Obama reacts to findings of chemical attacks in Syria. "Looking at limited action on Syria, not an open-ended commitment; and not considering a boots on the ground approach." CNBC's John Harwood breaks down Obama's comments.