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In the Connection, Hari Sreenivasan takes a look at the new wave of retail diplomacy. Why have Vladimir Putin, Bashar al-Assad and Hasan Rouhani taken their appeals directly to the American people? Is their strategy working? Continue reading
BREAKING: Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons receives Syria declaration, won't release details. — The Associated Press (@AP) September 20, 2013 Full story here.
In the wake of the Navy Yard shooting, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recognizes his department’s responsibility to ensure the safety of its employees. But, he told Judy Woodruff, there were "red flags that didn’t get connected." On Syria, Hagel said the military is ready to respond to any option the president decides to take. Continue reading
AP VIDEO: Shelling close to Syria's capital: http://t.co/Qq3hDzBbcR -AB — The Associated Press (@AP) September 17, 2013
AP: A Turkish fighter jet shot down a Syrian military helicopter on Monday after it entered Turkish airspace and ignored warnings to leave, an official said. The helicopter crashed back inside Syria after being hit by missiles.
“The results are overwhelming and indisputable. Eight-five percent of the the blood samples tested positive for sarin, while a majority of the environmental samples confirmed the use of sarin. A majority of the rockets or rocket fragments recovered were found … Continue reading
The Syrian government said it will comply with the U.S.-Russian deal, which puts the burden on Syria to declare the size and location of its chemical weapon stockpile. Gwen Ifill talks to Charles Duelfer, a former UN weapons inspector, about likely complications and the new UN report confirming a chemical attack near Damascus. Continue reading