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Cohen on Striking Syria

12:00 AM ET Fri, 6 Sept 2013

The U.S. is on the brink of taking action against Syria for its alleged chemical attack against its own people last month. President Barack Obama is pushing Congress and our allies to support a limited strike, while Russian President Vladimir Putin is promising to assist Syria if it suffers an outside attack. Is the U.S. ready to engage in potentially another war? Former U.S. Defense Secretary William Cohen puts into perspective the costs and benefits of reprimanding Syria.