Thu, Aug 29, 2013 -- 9:00 AM
Syria: A Red Line is CrossedDownload audio (MP3)
President Obama has said repeatedly that the use of chemical weapons in Syria would cross a "red line" for the U.S. With banned chemical weapons purportedly unleashed on rebel-held suburbs of Damascus last week, a U.S. intervention in Syria seems unavoidable. We'll ask our experts what the next steps are for the U.S and Syria. And we want to hear from you: Should the U.S. intervene militarily in Syria?
Host: Michael Krasny
- Amr Al-Azm, Associate Professor of Middle East History and Anthropology, Shawnee State University
- Andranik Migranyan, director, the Institute for Democracy and Cooperation
- Anja Manuel, lecturer at the International Policy Studies Program at Stanford University; partner at the strategic consulting firm Rice Hadley Group LLC; and former U.S. State Department staff
- Phyllis Bennis, fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies; and author of "Challenging Empire: How People, Governments and the U.N. Defy U.S. Power", and "Before and After: U.S. Foreign Policy and the War on Terrorism"
- Obama Hasn't Made Case For Striking Syria, Rumsfeld Says (NPR)
- Debate: Does The U.S. Have A Dog In The Fight In Syria? (NPR)
- Syria Behind the Lines (Forum)
- Syrian Conflict Has Effects Throughout The Region (NPR)
- As Doctors Leave Syria, Public Health Crisis Looms (NPR)
- For Obama, Outrage Over Syria Is The Easy Part