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Congressional Approval

(L-R) U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, and U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on the topic of "The Authorization of Use of Force in Syria" September 3, 2013 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Barack Obama is attempting to enlist the support of members of the U.S. Congress for military action against the Syrian government for using chemical weapons against its own people last month.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Congressional Resolution or Not, Syrian Action Buck Will Stop at Obama’s Desk

A great deal of pomp and circumstance has been made over Congressional approval of actions in Syria. But in the end, does the approval really matter?

09/03/2013