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Obama Seeks Approval From Congress For Syria Strike

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September 01, 2013 AT 5:32 AM
Short on support at home and allies abroad, President Barack Obama unexpectedly stepped back from a missile attack against Syria and instead asked Congress to support a strike punishing Bashar Assad's regime for the alleged use of chemical weapons. With Navy ships on standby in the Mediterranean Sea ready to launch their cruise missiles, Obama said he had decided the United States should take military action and that he believes that as commander in chief, he has "the authority to carry out this military action without specific congressional authorization."