CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 03, 2013
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(Capitol: Nancy Cordes) Obama's efforts to convince Congress to authorize action in Syria reviewed; scenes shown of Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey at a Congressional hearing. [Representative Nancy PELOSI – says we must respond.] [Representative Rick NOLAN- worries about US boots on the ground.] [KERRY – says this is not the time for armchair isolationism.] [Senator Bob CORKER- questions Kerry about ground troops.] [In response to Senator Marco Rubio, DEMPSEY – says we will have an initial target set and subsequent target sets.] Kerry’s concern about US allies Israel & Jordan noted.
(Studio: Scott Pelley) The revolt against Syrian President Bashir al-Assad and the civil war that began 2 years ago reviewed; U.N. numbers on refugees cited; map shown.
(Damascus: Elizabeth Palmer) The situation in Damascus featured; scenes shown of blasted buildings, refugees from the countryside; details given about the Civilian Defense Force militia set up by the government to help the military. The stress for residents of Damascus discussed; scenes shown of the fighting.
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