What You Need to Know About the Syrian Conflict

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  • International Critics Speak Out
  • An Unannounced Test
  • Seeking Congress' Support
  • Senate Panel Gives the Greenlight
  • #AssadPromotesHisPresidency
  • G20 Meets in Russia
  • Obama Heads to TV
  • Rose and Assad
  • My Fellow Americans
  • Russia: Put Down Your Weapons
  • What's Happening in Syria?
  • Syrian Refresher
  • How It All Began
  • From Peace to Bloodshed
  • Millions Displaced
  • In Need of Aid
  • Proxy War
  • Peace in the Middle East
  • Claims of Chemical Attacks
  • A “Moral Obscenity”
  • A Crucial Decision
  • Where World Leaders Stand
  • Will Obama Wait on the U.N.?
  • Moving Forward
  • Britain: Syria Attack Would Be Justified
  • Kerry: The Attack Was an “Inconceivable Horror”
  • Inconsistent Allies

Seeking Congress' Support

President Obama decided to seek congressional authorization for military action against Syria. He embarked on a full-press lobbying blitz on Sept. 1 to convince skeptical Americans and lawmakers about the need to respond to the Syrian government’s alleged chemical weapons attack. The vote is expected after Congress returns to work on Sept. 9.

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