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Obama Came This Close to Striking Syria Alone: Officials

Senior officials say he decided to seek Congress' OK at last minute

(Newser) - President Obama announced today that he would seek Congress' OK before launching a military attack on Syria—but that wasn't his original plan, say anonymous senior administration officials. The president had originally planned to strike without first getting approval, but changed his mind last night after a long discussion... More »

US Missile Defense Not Ready for Iran, N. Korea

NRC report calls for missile site in Northeast

(Newser) - America's missile defense system isn't enough to defend against the threat Iran or North Korea could pose in less than a decade, a report from scientists and military experts at the National Research Council finds. The panel's report says the current system is "very expensive and... More »

Pakistan: US Drone Strikes Kill 23

Two more missile strikes brings the week's total to five

(Newser) - A pair of US missile strikes hit a vehicle and an alleged insurgent training facility today in a tribal region near the Afghan border, killing 23 suspected Islamist militants, Pakistani intelligence officials said. The latest strikes bring this week's count to five, in the latest sign that the US... More »

Israeli Air Strikes Pound Gaza

Worst attacks in year follow US peace push

(Newser) - Israel pounded Hamas-controlled Gaza with at least 13 air strikes early today just weeks after the White House launched a new peace effort in the Mideast. Four of the missile attacks occurred near a town where two Israeli soldiers were killed in clashes last week with Palestinian fighters. Israelis dropped... More »

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