A brief review of other news and information on the apparent Syrian use of chemical weapons and the possible American response.
- According to an NBC-commissioned survey, 79 percent of Americans believe Obama "should be required" to receive approval from Congress before taking military action in Syria.
- The UK vote rejecting military action has been largely dismissed by both France and the United States, with French President Hollande stating that "the chemical massacre of Damascus cannot and must not remain unpunished." Unnamed "senior White House officials" characterized that vote as "embarrassing" and "bungled by Cameron."
- The administration released a declassified version of its intelligence report on the chemical weapons attacks. A map of suspected chemical weapons attack sites can be found here.
- After a meeting between National Security Council members and top lawmakers, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi pushed for action, calling it "an issue of our national security, regional stability and global security."
- It is not likely that a military response would target likely chemical weapons sites themselves, as the potential danger to nearby civilians would be too great.
- An overview of media coverage.
- A test: Can you find Damascus on a map?
- What Oxfam is doing.