In a national address to a skeptical nation and a divided Congress, President Barack Obama laid out his case for military strikes on Syria, but made a commitment to one more last-ditch effort at diplomacy.
The US has warned that the Russian plan on Syrian chemical weapons must not be an excuse for delays and avoidance. So could the Russian proposal to put Bashar al-Assad's chemical weapons arsenal under international control actually succeed?
The Obama administration's call for intervention in Syria is expected to overshadow the gathering of the G-20 in St. Petersburg. Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin are bitterly divided over Syria. Host Marco Werman talks with The World's Matthew Bell.
As Congress debates whether to authorize military action in Syria, President Barack Obama and his administration are continuing to make their case at home and abroad. On Wednesday, Obama sought to couch the issue in heavily moral terms.
The Obama administration continued to push for support for US military action in Syria, with President Obama himself stepping into the public spotlight today. He says the world needs to confront actions that violate our common humanity.
The drumbeat for action against Syria has grown louder, with Syria promising to strike back at Israel if it's attacked by the west. But in Israel, the government is saying it will strike back hard if Syria strikes -- and it's pushing for western airstrikes because of what it sees as the bigger picture.