Obama to seek congressional approval before launching any military strike against Syria

  • Article by: DAVID ESPO , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 31, 2013 - 10:08 PM

WASHINGTON — Short on support at home and allies abroad, President Barack Obama unexpectedly stepped back from a missile attack against Syria on Saturday and instead asked Congress to support a strike punishing Bashar Assad's regime for the alleged use of chemical weapons.

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