Obama sees hope in Syria diplomatic steps but insists US must keep military pressure on

  • by: DAVID ESPO , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 11, 2013 - 6:33 AM

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama told a war-weary nation Tuesday night that diplomacy suddenly holds "the potential to remove the threat of chemical weapons" in Syria without the use of force. But he also vowed the U.S. military will be ready to strike against President Bashar Assad if other measures fail.

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