Originally published on Wed September 4, 2013 11:48 am
During a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday, the Obama administration began making its case for a military strike on Syria.
For about three hours, Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey answered questions about the administration's plans, which they are asking Congress to OK.
Originally published on Thu September 5, 2013 8:36 am
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As President Obama tries to convince Congress to approve punitive strikes on Syria’s government, Israeli leaders have stayed mostly quiet.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement saying, “We are not part of the civil war in Syria, but if we identify any attempt whatsoever to harm us, we will respond and we will respond in strength.”
NPR’s Emily Harris joins us to talk about the growing support in Israel for U.S. military action.