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ABC Evening News for Friday, Aug 30, 2013
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) President Obama's decision on when to strike against Syria for the government's use of chemical weapons noted.

(Washington: Martha Raddatz) The administration's case of striking against Syria reviewed; White House photo of the administration's security team shown. [Secretary of State John KERRY - says what we decide matters to our own security; states war fatigue does not absolve us of our responsibility.] The statistics on the number killed in Syria cited. [OBAMA - talks about what is not being considered.] The goals of a US missile strike discussed.

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Beirut: Terry Moran) The ongoing civil war in Syria as the U.N. concluded their investigation reviewed; scenes shown of the people, the defiant government of Syrian President Bashir al-Assad and BBC video of an incendiary bomb attack on a school.

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) A map of those for and against Syria in the Middle East shown. [ABC News consultant retired Col. Stephen GANYARD†- outlines what we will see as long-range Tomahawk missiles hit Syria in a strike that will be visually compelling.]

Sawyer, Diane;
Raddatz, Martha;
Moran, Terry

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