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Wolf Blitzer delivers the most important breaking news and political, international, and national security stories of the day. Tune to The Situation Room weekdays 5-6:30pm ET on CNN.

September 6th, 2013
07:57 PM ET

What a strike on Syria looks like

CNN's Tom Foreman and Gen. James "Spider" Marks explain the ways the U.S. could attack Syria.


Filed under: Military • Syria • Tom Foreman
September 6th, 2013
07:53 PM ET

The risk to Americans: What if Syria strikes back?

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.


Filed under: Brian Todd • Middle East • Syria
September 6th, 2013
07:47 PM ET

Could Syrian hackers cripple the U.S.?

CNN's Laurie Segall shows the ways Syria could strike at the U.S. electronically.


Filed under: Cyberwarfare • Laurie Segall • Syria
September 6th, 2013
07:39 PM ET

Viral video lands man in jail

Around Manhattan in 24 minutes: Impossible? No. Illegal? Yes. Police nab the man who posted a viral video of himself speeding around the city. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.


Filed under: Jeanne Moos • New York
September 6th, 2013
07:21 PM ET

What happens if Congress says no?

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.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Congress • Syria
September 6th, 2013
11:35 AM ET

Like ruthless father, like ruthless son

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.


Filed under: Bashar al-Assad • Brian Todd • Syria
September 6th, 2013
10:15 AM ET

Lawmaker explains Syria change of heart

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.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Jessica Yellin • Michael Grimm • Syria