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Syria / Civil War / Chemical Weapons / US / A Discussion (Part I) #1050636

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The breaking news on imminent US military against Syria because of the use of chemical weapons reported. [On PBS, President OBAMA - says he has not made a decision, but has gotten options after we concluded the government used chemical weapons; notes we want Syrian President Bashir al-Assad to understand that using chemical weapons broke international laws.] The welcome for U.N. inspectors in Syria shown.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Damascus: Fred Plietgen) News that some key military installations have cut staff and the military may be moving hardware from around Damascus, the issue of the opposition's use of chemical weapons last Saturday, how long the U.N. team plans to remain in Syria discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Christiane Amanpiou, John King and national security expert Fran Townsend and former CIA/NSA head Gen. Michael Hayden about Syria. [From France, AMANPOUR - outlines the position of Britain and France on action against Syria.] [In-studio, TOWNSEND - says chemical weapons were used, so the question is who had the capability of using them: the Assad regime.] [HAYDEN, KING - offer views on potential military action and the goal of a strike: punishment.] Other material: [On PBS, OBAMA - talks about the use of chemical weapons.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Plietgen, Fred

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