Wars and Military Conflicts


  • Obama: Assad must be held accountable  Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 10:06 AM ET

    President Obama has a broader strategy to help Syrian opposition and is asking Congress to vote promptly on military action.

  • What’s at stake for Russia in Syria Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 9:58 AM ET
    Tartus Port is the second largest port city in Syria.

    The gridlock at the UN Security Council between the U.S.and Russia is dragging on, due to a gamut of competing interests in Syria.

  • Israel-US missile test fuels jitters over Syria Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 9:06 AM ET

    Israel tested a U.S.-backed missile system in the Mediterranean on Tuesday but did not announce the launch in advance, prompting a disclosure by Russia that kept the world on edge.

  • 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.

  • US should stay 'completely out' of Syria: pro  Monday, 2 Sep 2013 | 10:20 AM ET

    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."

  • 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.