Just now, President Obama laid out the case for a targeted military action against Syrian regime targets as a result of their use of chemical weapons that killed over one thousand people -- including hundreds of children. The President also made clear that this would not be an open-ended intervention, and there will be no American troops on the ground.
While the President was clear on the need for action, he announced he would seek Congressional authorization for the use of force.
About the Author: Caitlin Hayden serves as National Security Council Spokesperson.
Editor's Note: This entry originally appeared on the White House Blog.
- Syrian Government's Use of Chemical Weapons
- Statement on Syria by Secretary of State John Kerry: Full Text | Video
- Government Assessment of the Syrian Government's Use of Chemical Weapons on August 21, 2013
- Map (PDF): Damascus Areas of Influence and Areas Reportedly Affected by 21 August Chemical Attack