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The Takeaway

What Does U.S. Intervention in Syria Mean for Israel?

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Does Israel see President Obama's decision as a hesitation? And what does this portend for Israel's tensions with Iran? Weighing in is Ambassador Itamar Rabinovich, the Israeli Ambassador to the United States from 1993 to 1996. He was the chief negotiator with Syria in the 1990s.

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The Takeaway

Why Do Chemical Weapons Still Exist?

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Syria is estimated to have stockpiled approximately 1,000 tons of chemical weapons, raising questions about the future of chemical war in the region. Joseph Cirincione, president of Ploughshares Fund and a member of Secretary of State John Kerry's International Security Advisory Board, explains.

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The Takeaway

Takeaway Listener Talks U.S. Syria Intervention & Gulf War Memories

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Ahmed Daoud, a Takeaway listener in Minneapolis, experienced U.S. intervention firsthand during the Gulf War. That experience has shaped his idea of what U.S. intervention can accomplish. The Iraq and Afghanistan Wars, however, have changed his perspective.

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The Takeaway

Why Do Chemical Weapons Still Exist? | Takeaway Listener Talks U.S. Syria Intervention | What Does U.S. Intervention in Syria Mean for Israel?

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

What Does U.S. Intervention in Syria Mean for Israel? | Congressman Rick Nolan Speaks Out Against a Syria Strike | Was the N.F.L.'s $765 Million Settlement Fair? | Takeaway Listener Talks U.S. Syria Intervention & Gulf War Memories | Why Do Chemical Weapons Still Exist? | Outsiders: Challenging Society's Idea ...

World Weekly with Gideon Rachman

Obama's political gamble on Syria

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Obama's political gamble on Syria

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New Jersey News

N.J. Senator Mendenez is Pro-Strike in Syria, Governor Christie Doesn't Comment

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

WNYC

As U.S. lawmakers face the heavy burden of deciding whether to back President Barack Obama's plan to strike Syria, New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez is calling for congressional action that goes beyond the question of whether to bomb targets in the country.

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The Takeaway

Veterans Weigh In on U.S. Intervention in Syria

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

As Congress and the country deliberates on U.S. involvement in Syria, we turn to veterans of America's recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to find out how they feel about the prospect of another American intervention. Hugh Martin served with the Ohio National Guard in Iraq in 2004. Kristen Rouse is a Captain in the Army National Guard and a veteran of the war in Afghanistan. She served three tours of duty for a total of 31 months spent in the country.

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The Takeaway

Sen. McCain: "Do We Want to Sit By and Watch this Massacre Take Place?"

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

As Congress contemplates another potential conflict in the Middle East, the next few days will be a moment for you to hear from your elected representatives. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) speaks with Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) discusses his perspective on potential U.S. involvement in Syria. Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY) also weighs in on the Syrian conflict, and calls for an international response to the country's civil war.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Jeffrey Goldberg on Syrian Intervention

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

This afternoon, Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, and Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Jeffrey Goldberg, national correspondent for The Atlantic and columnist for Bloomberg View, discusses President Obama's call for Congress to authorize military action in Syria, and how the administration is making the case to the American people and the world.

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The Takeaway

Why is France So Ready to Intervene & Support The U.S. in Syria?

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

The nation of France reportedly stands with President Obama on the question of intervention in Syria. But having the French on board in this case could be a problem for the long memories in Congress, which got testy over French criticism of the U.S. invasion of Iraq back in 2003. Joining us is Dominique Moisi, Senior Adviser at the French Institute for International Affairs. He joins The Takeaway to discuss why France is so ready to intervene in Syria.

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The Takeaway

The Syrian Opposition & Possible U.S. Intervention

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

As the Obama Administration lobbies Congress to support an American intervention into the Syrian conflict, the Syrian opposition waits with baited breath. Carne Ross is a former British diplomat and the founder of Independent Diplomat, a non-profit diplomatic advisory group that is currently advising the Syrian National Coalition. He discusses the state of the opposition, and the Coalition’s hopes for the future.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Syria Authorization; Baratunde Thurston and Tanner Colby on Race

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

President Obama is asking Congress to grant authorization for military action in Syria. We discuss the latest developments and take your calls with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg. Plus: A conversation about conversations about race with Baratunde Thurston and Tanner Colby.

The Takeaway

The Syrian Opposition & Possible U.S. Intervention | Veterans Weigh In on U.S. Intervention in Syria | American Lawmakers Weigh in on the Syrian Conflict

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

The Syrian Opposition & Possible U.S. Intervention | Veterans Weigh In on U.S. Intervention in Syria | American Lawmakers Weigh in on the Syrian Conflict | Congress, The President and War: A History

WNYC News

As Syrian Situation Escalates, Few Refugees Seek Shelter in U.S.

Monday, September 02, 2013

While Syria's civil war has ravaged the country for more than two years, very few Syrian refugees have sought safety in the United States. The New York-based International Rescue Committee says that may be poised to change, however.

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The Takeaway

The Syrian Debate from Around The Web

Monday, September 02, 2013

The Takeaway is dedicated to providing you with comprehensive coverage of the debate over U.S. military action in Syria. Your voice and opinion is not only important to us, but a vital part of our programming. Share your thoughts on what America should do in the comments below or call us at 1-877-869-8253. Here you'll find some of the conversation that's been happening around the Web.

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The Washington Report

Syria, Congress and the Federal Reserve

Monday, September 02, 2013

Kerry Nolan speaks with New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger about President Obama's decision to seek Congressional approval before taking military action in Syria. Sanger also looks at the candidates for the Chair at the Federal Reserve.

The Takeaway

Exploring The Road to U.S. Action in Syria

Monday, September 02, 2013

The Obama Administration has decided that the U.S. must take military action in Syria, though not before seeking congressional approval. Joining The Takeaway to discuss the next steps for the U.S. Congress and the vote on U.S. military options in Syria are Congressmen Frank PalloneGregory Meeks, and Tom ColeLara Setrakian, journalist and founder of Syria Deeply, joins the program to discuss the implications of action in Syria and the humanitarian crisis on the ground there. David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent for our partner The New York Times, fills us in on what to expect around the capital.

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WNYC News

Conflict in Syria Raises Questions of Heightened Surveillance At Home

Sunday, September 01, 2013

With Congress set to debate taking military action in Syria, the Arab American Association of New York is telling its community to expect increased surveillance of Syrian-Americans and Muslims.

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The Takeaway

Should The U.S. Intervene in Syria?

Sunday, September 01, 2013

The President has asked Congress and the country to debate whether the U.S. should intervene in Syria. This week and next, in the lead up to and throughout the planned Congressional debate, The Takeaway wants to make sure your voice is heard.

Few decisions are as momentous for a President ...

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WNYC News

President Obama To Speak On Syria at 1:15 PM ET

Saturday, August 31, 2013

The White House has announced that President Obama will speak about Syria at 1:15 p.m. ET on Saturday. 

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