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Obama Faces Resistance in Congress, Abroad on Syriai
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August 30, 2013
President Barack Obama is facing increasing resistance to a potential military strike against Syria - both among U.S. allies abroad and at home from skeptical members of the U.S. Congress. And a new NBC poll indicates that 79 percent of Americans think the president should seek congressional approval before ordering any strikes against Damascus. VOA’s Cindy Saine has more from Capitol Hill on the simmering debate over U.S. involvement in another Middle East conflict.

Obama Faces Resistance in Congress, Abroad on Syria

Published August 30, 2013

President Barack Obama is facing increasing resistance to a potential military strike against Syria - both among U.S. allies abroad and at home from skeptical members of the U.S. Congress. And a new NBC poll indicates that 79 percent of Americans think the president should seek congressional approval before ordering any strikes against Damascus. VOA’s Cindy Saine has more from Capitol Hill on the simmering debate over U.S. involvement in another Middle East conflict.


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