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White House Presses On With Plans To Strike Syria

The Obama administration says action is necessary because Syria's government used chemical weapons against its own people last week — killing hundreds. What evidence is there that Syria's government was behind the attack?

If The U.S. Strikes, What Are The Targets Inside Syria?

David Greene talks to retired U.S. Army General Jack Keane about possible military targets in Syria — should President Obama decide to launch a strike. General Keane says the primary targets should include several airfields. That would eliminate runways and aircraft, and the other infrastructure that supports Syria's air power.

Iran Warns Against U.S. Military Strikes On Syria

The commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard says an American military strike on Syria would lead to "a second Vietnam for the U.S." and the "imminent destruction of Israel." David Greene talks to analyst Karim Sadjadpour, of the Carnegie Endowment, about Iran's role in the Syria crisis.

Key Members Of Congress Briefed On Syria Intelligence

President Obama is trying to convince Congress to get on board with his plans for Syria. Thursday night, some key members of Congress heard from top White House officials during a 90 minute phone call.

U.K. Vote Against Syria Strike A Major Setback For Obama

In a symbolic vote, British lawmakers advised against a military strike in Syria.

U.K. Lawmakers Vote Against Syria Strike

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron called a special gathering of Parliament to argue forcefully for military intervention in Syria in response to the apparent chemical strike that he said killed hundreds there. He met with opposition among legislators who don't want to rush to war. After a vigorous debate, they voted against the government.

British Parliament Closes Door On Syria Intervention

Prime Minister David Cameron said it was clear the Parliament did not want a military intervention. Britain is a key piece of the international coalition President Obama was counting on if he chose to launch a strike in Syria.
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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: "Americanah" (Rebroadcast)

"Americanah" is a novel that unfolds across three continents, raising questions about identity everywhere it goes. We talk with author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie about her latest work, her popular TED talks and her place in the world of literature.


Why Syria Is More Complicated Than Libya

To start with, unlike Moammar Gadhafi's regime when the U.S. intervened in Libya in 2011, the Syrian government still has international allies. As the U.S. considers a strike on Syria, here's a look at some of the key differences between the two situations.

Threat Of U.S. Strike In Syria Drives Up Oil Prices

Crude oil prices are up about 20 percent over the past two months. On Tuesday, the price of the U.S. benchmark, West Texas Intermediate, hit $109. Events in Syria are driving the price spike. Syria doesn't produce much oil, but there is great concern that the conflict there might spill over and involve other Persian Gulf nations such as Iran and Saudi Arabia.