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CNN's Tom Foreman and Gen. James "Spider" Marks explain the ways the U.S. could attack Syria.
As the United States and its allies debate military intervention in Syria, the nation's president Bashar al-Assad has warned that Syria will "defend itself against any aggression." And now the U.S. has obtained intelligence that Iran "may be planning" a retaliatory strike against American interest in Baghdad and other sites in Iraq. CNN's Brian Todd examines the potential fallout from a U.S. strike and what American assets would be at risk.
CNN's Laurie Segall shows the ways Syria could strike at the U.S. electronically.
Around Manhattan in 24 minutes: Impossible? No. Illegal? Yes.Â Police nab the man who posted a viral video of himself speeding around the city. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.
Friday morning, White House deputy national security adviser Tony Blinken told NPR, "The President, of course, has the authority to act, but it's neither his desire nor intention to use that authority absent Congress backing him." The president struck a different tone at a press conference later that morning, backtracking and saying, "It would be a mistake for me to jump the gun and speculate because right now I'm working to get as much support as possible out of Congress."
The comments shook up Washington and left many wondering what the president's plans really are and whether he would strike on Syria even without Congressional support. CNN's Jessica Yellin interviews Mr. Blinken and pushes him to clarify the administration's position.
How did the crisis in Syria get to this point, with so much bloodshed and so many refugees? In order to better understand, Brian Todd takes a look at the brutal history of Bashar al-Assad's father.
Guest anchor Jessica Yellin interviews New York Republican Rep. Michael Grimm and asks him to explain why he's no longer supporting President Obama's plan in Syria. Watch the full interview here.