On Background  ·   August 27, 2013

Past the red line, U.S. considers action in Syria

- An alleged chemical weapon attack in Syria is bringing new attention to a civil war there that has already left tens of thousands dead. But Syria doesn't exist in a vacuum—and the U.S. strategy now could have serious implications for turmoil in Egypt, Iran, and beyond. Former BBC Middle East Bureau Chief Paul Danahar discusses the options with host Nia-Malika Henderson. ()

- An alleged chemical weapon attack in Syria is bringing new attention to a civil war there that has already left tens of thousands dead. But Syria doesn't exist in a vacuum—and the U.S. strategy now could have serious implications for turmoil in Egypt, Iran, and beyond. Former BBC Middle East Bureau Chief Paul Danahar discusses the options with host Nia-Malika Henderson. ()

Past the red line, U.S. considers action in Syria (13:34)

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