Three Days in Europe: Obama Seeks International Support for Syria Strike

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  • Meet the Press
  • Global Backing
  • First Stop: Sweden
  • “On the Line”
  • Putin to Cooperate?
  • The Group of Twenty
  • Back Home on the Hill
  • Voting Day
  • A Majority Opposes
  • The Eagle Has Landed
  • Summit Showdown
  • World Leaders Arrive
  • The Last Day

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During this trip, Obama will likely learn whether the United States has far-reaching support for ordering a cruise missile attack on the government of President Bashar al-Assad. The U.S. president’s administration has concluded that Assad’s regime was to blame for a chemical weapon attack that killed 1,400 people near the Syrian capital, Damascus, last month.

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