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Friday, August 30, 2013

Questions From U.S. Military Officers About Syria Action

A U.S. Air Force plane takes off from the Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the Inspection team in Syria is expected to complete its work Friday and report to him Saturday. (Vadim Ghirda/AP)

A U.S. Air Force plane takes off from the Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the Inspection team in Syria is expected to complete its work Friday and report to him Saturday. (Vadim Ghirda/AP)

Note: This interview occurred in the 12 o’clock hour, before the speech by Secretary of State John Kerry.

President Barack Obama says military action against Syria would be “a shot across the bow” to stop Syria and others from using chemical weapons again.

But many current and former U.S. military officers are skeptical about any operation.

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