TODAY   |  August 23, 2013

White House advisers divided over Syria

The civil war in Syria has placed pressure on senior White House advisers as they decide just how far the U.S. should go to stop the violence. President Obama addressed the matter, saying the grave situation requires the nation’s attention in order to “protect our allies, our bases in the region.”

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>>> where a civil war sharply divided senior white house advisors over a moral delima. how far should the u.s. go to stop the violence when actions could lead to war with syria. president obama addressed that issue in an interview earlier this morning.

>> that starts getting to core national interests that the united states has. both in terms of us making sure that weapons are mass destruction are not proliferating as well as needing to protect our allies, our bases in the region. this is something that is going to require america's attention and hopefully the entire international community 's attention.