President Obama said Friday that he is considering a "limited, narrow act" in response to Syria's alleged use of chemical weapons against its people.

"We're not considering any open-ended commitment," Obama said, according to a pool report. "We're not considering any boots on the ground approach."

Obama's comments come after Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a forceful case for why action is warranted. Obama said the response he is considering would not constitute a "major operation."