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Syria / Civil War / Chemical Weapons / US / A Discussion #1050601

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 27, 2013
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The US readiness for military actions against Syria for using chemical weapons against the opposition introduced. [Vice President Joe BIDEN - calls the use of chemical weapons "heinous."]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Damascus: Fred Plietgen) The reaction in Syria to a US attack, what the video shows of the chemical weapons attack discussed; CNN exclusive video shown.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live in-studio discussion held with Daily Beast Peter Beinart, CNN's national security expert Fran Townsend and John King and "New Yorker" writer Dexter Filkins† about Syria. [TOWNSEND - comments on the dilemma for the administration about what to reveal about the weapons use intelligence.] [FILKINS - says there have been a series of low-level chemical attacks before the last bigger one; speculates about why Syrian President Bashir al-Assad carried out these chemical attacks.] [From Washington, KING - comments on the intelligence, moves by President Obama's administration, how the American public is tired with war in that part of the world.] [BEINART - offers views on the US position on Syria.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Plietgen, Fred

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