Israeli Strike on Syria Puts Pressure on US

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Twice during the past few days, Israel reportedly struck military installations near Damascus, the capital of Syria. The ostensible reason was evidence that Syria was transferring weapons to Hezbollah, Israel's enemy located in Lebanon. Israel has not confirmed or denied the airstrikes. Last week, President Obama promised continued humanitarian and non-lethal aid to the Syrian opposition "get Assad out of power" and "move to a peaceful transition." Will the ease with which Israel penetrated Syrian defenses put more pressure on Obama to intervene?

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Guests:
Anne Barnard - New York Times - @ABarnardNYT, Joel Greenberg - freelance reporter, Aram Nerguizian - Center for Strategic and International Studies - @AramNerguizian, Karen DeYoung - Washington Post - @karendeyoung1

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Anna Scott, Sonya Geis, Evan George