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Syria / Civil War / Chemical Weapons / US / A Discussion (Part II) #1050793

CNN Evening News for Friday, Aug 30, 2013
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Breaking news about the deployment of US ships in the region near Syria noted.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Barbara Starr) The "execute" order from President Obama that will lead to a Tomahawk cruise missile attack from the ships to deter the use of chemical weapons, how a missile attack will likely unfold with assessments and a later attack discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Stanford University professor Fouad Ajami, national security analyst Fran Townsend, The Daily Beast's Christopher Dickey and military analyst former Gen. James "Spider" Marks about Syria. [MARKS - outlines a cruise missile scenario aiming to blind Syrian President Bashir al-Assad's abilities to attack.] [AJAMI - says US action is imminent, how Secretary of State John Kerry has spoken emotionally about this, that Assad "own" this country.] [TOWNSEND - assesses Obama's constraint approach.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Starr, Barbara

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