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Two U.S. warplanes flew over the East China Sea in a disputed area that despite Japan's protestations, China is claiming as an air defense zone. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.
CNN's Barbara Starr has the final chapter in a story we've followed since the shutdown began. Death benefits being denied to families of the fallen because of the shutdown have been restored, thanks to a deal with a private charity.
Four American soldiers were killed in Afghanistan this weekend, but their families will not get Pentagon funding to go to Dover Air Force Base to pay their respects. CNN's Barbara Starr reports on the hold that the government shutdown has put on financial help for families of fallen troops.
CNN's Tom Foreman and Gen. James "Spider" Marks explain the ways the U.S. could attack Syria.
Wolf Blitzer presses Pres. Obama's deputy national security adviser Tony Blinken for answers on Syria.
"I didn't set a red line," Pres. Obama said in Sweden on Wednesday as he travels to the G-20 in Russia. "The world set a red line." CNN's Jim Acosta reports on the president's stop in the Scandinavian country as he makes the case for international military action in Syria.
CNN's Tom Foreman and military analyst Lt. Col. Rick Francona explain how effective "limited" military action in Syria could be and what it would target.
CNN's Tom Foreman shows how Syria is bracing for a U.S. attack and how the Russians are helping the al-Assad regime.
Some of President Obama's critics say delaying action in Syria gives the al-Assad regime time to hide key targets, but Pentagon officials say strikes will be as effective one month from now as they are today. CNN's Chris Lawrence investigates.
News that broke in The Situation Room: Another U.S. Navy warship with 300 Marines has been placed off the coast of Syria in the eastern Mediterranean. CNN's Barbara Starr reports on the U.S. military's movements in the area and what intelligence knew before, during, and after last week's chemical attack by the al-Assad regime.