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SYRIA -- (ABC) While the Obama administration insists the Syrian government must be punished, U.S. officials are still assessing how best to do it.
Two senior administration officials say they are grappling with what type of military strike might deter future chemical weapons attacks, while also trying to assess how President Bashar Assad would respond.
American warships and cruise missiles- in position - ready to strike-...
The US - claiming to have concrete evidence about the alleged chemical attack in syria that killed upwards of 1,000 civilians including intercepted conversations between Syrian commanders.
"There is no doubt who is responsible for this heinous use of chemical weapons in Syria: the Syrian regime."
The official investigation is ongoing.. The UN saying - it does seem some kind of substance was used...
UN inspectors - on the ground for a second day
Secretary General Ban Ki Moon pleading for patience, explaining inspectors still need four more days.
Just days after the attacks they have collected valuable samples and interviewed victims and witnesses. The team needs time to do its job.
The U.S. - expected to wait for inspectors to leave before striking..
But plans to act are moving forward.
If the order come you are ready to go like that ?
HAGEL We are ready to go like that.
Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron - proposing a resolution at the UN
Today- to *authorize use of force-Assad saying - Syria will respond to any military strike by using "all means
"If Bashar Assad didn't hesitate to use chemicals weapons against his own sleeping civilians - what's to stop him from using them against sleeping
Turks, Jordanians or Israelis? So, that's the nightmare scenario."
A group of at least 50 House Republicans and Democrats has written President Obama, demanding that he seek Congress' permission to attack Syria.