Syria Update: U.S. Calls for Investigation Into Possible Chemical Warfare

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The U.S. and Russia are asking the Syrian government to allow the United Nations to investigate evidence of an alleged chemical weapons attack on a rebel stronghold near Damascus. Syrian officials have denied use of chemical weapons, but the international community is calling for action if proof is found. President Obama said the gassing was "of grave concern," but also stressed he did not expect to involve the U.S. military. We discuss the latest from Syria, and what evidence of a chemical attack might mean for U.S. involvement.


Jeffrey White, defense fellow at the Washington Institute of Near East Policy

Ben Hubbard, Middle East correspondent for the New York Times