Wars and Military Conflicts


  • 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."

  • Is Syria a winning issue for President Obama?  Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 7:44 PM ET

    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.

  • President Obama still planning Syrian response  Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 7:00 PM ET

    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.

  • CNBC's John Harwood updates on comments from President Obama regarding issues in Syria.

  • Obama expected to make statement on Syria  Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 2:14 PM ET

    NBC's Ayman Mohyeldin, reports the latest details from the UN inspections in Syria as they prepare to leave tomorrow. The Syrian people are preparing for a U.S. strike following statements by Sec. of State John Kerry.

  • President to address Syria situation  Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 2:00 PM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood breaks down Sec. of State John Kerry's statements on findings of the used chemical weapons in Syria. Rep. Jackie Walorski, (R-IN), shares what to expect ahead of a conference call with the White House.

  • Syria & Fed hang over markets  Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 1:35 PM ET

    CNBC's Bob Pisani and market analyst Steve Grasso discuss what would happen to the markets in the event of a U.S. strike on Syria and our involvement in the conflict is longer than originally anticipated.

  • Former U.S. Ambassador to Syria Theodore Kattouf weighs in on Secretary of State John Kerry's statements on the crisis in Syria and the potential U.S. military action there. "This has to be done quickly; it has to be effective, but not to the extent it entangles us in the civil war," he says.

  • Expect to see oil markets rally higher: Pro  Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 1:22 PM ET

    CNBC Contributor Addison Armstrong discusses the action in the oil market on Secretary of State John Kerry's comments about U.S. military action in Syria. "I would expect to see the oil markets rally higher into the close and end positive," he says.