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  • 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.

  • Tensions rising as Syrian inspections continue     Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 7:22 AM ET

    NBC's Richard Engel reports the latest details on the United Nations' intelligence gathering investigations in Syria.

  • UN investigation in Syria continues     Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 7:05 AM ET

    A team of United Nations chemical weapons experts will interview the wounded and inspect sites where witnesses say chemical weapons struck. James Phillips, Heritage Foundation, provides perspective on how the United States should proceed.

  • UK lawmakers debate over Syria     Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 6:32 AM ET

    The British Parliament is holding a special session to discuss "appropriate measures" in response to Syria's alleged chemical weapons attack, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • Is US in lose-lose situation in Syria?     Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 6:06 AM ET

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin reports the latest developments in Syria as UN inspectors continue their investigation, and Col. Jack Jacobs, Medal of Honor recipient, discusses the possible fallout from a U.S.-led retaliatory attack on Syria.

  • Attack on Syria: The worst and least-bad scenarios Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 5:10 PM ET
    Guided-missile destroyer USS Barry (right), with a French anti-submarine frigate during exercises earlier this year.

    Military strikes on Syria present a complex set of possible outcomes, all of them disruptive for energy markets. But some scenarios are worse than others.

  • Two separate questions on Syria: Experts     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 11:36 AM ET

    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.

  • Syria: punitive strike to be launched soon?     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 11:05 AM ET

    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.

  • Impact of possible strike in Syria     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 11:02 AM ET

    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.

  • Is the market overdoing it on Syria?     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    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.

  • Military action in Syria?     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 10:16 AM ET

    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."

  • Is US naive about peace in the Middle East     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 8:05 AM ET

    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.

  • Strike on Syria likely limited: Report     Wednesday, 28 Aug 2013 | 7:25 AM ET

    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.