Scott Shackford
August 30, 2013

– President Barack Obama says he is considering a “limited, narrow” act against Syria to try to halt the government’s use of chemical weapons on its own citizens. He promises that he will not send American troops into Syria for an open-ended commitment.

– In making the case for a military strike in Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry today said the Syrian government killed 1,429 people in a chemical weapons attack last week, 426 of them children.

– Experts believe that bombing sites in Syria could ultimately end up releasing deadly chemical weapons by accident, thanks to incomplete intelligence.

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