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Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. gestures as he speaks about the fiscal cliff during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
September 9, 2013 | Blog

The Vermont senator fears military intervention in Syria would be a costly mistake at a time when America should focus on serious economic problems closer to home. Continue reading

Protesters against U.S. military action in Syria march to Capitol Hill from the White House in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. President Barack Obama has asked the U.S. Congress to approve the use of force. A final vote in the U.S. Senate is expected at the end of the coming week. A U.S. House vote is likely in the week of Sept. 16. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
September 9, 2013 | Blog

The real issue for Congress is whether or not to continue relying on “military might as the preferred means of advancing U.S. interests” in the Middle East. Continue reading

President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden, left, speaks about the crisis in Syria in the Rose Garden of the White House on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 6, 2013 | Blog

In threatening a unilateral attack on Syria, Barack Obama is undermining one international norm in support of another. Continue reading

Syria President Bashar al-Assad. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)
Updated September 11, 2013 | Blog
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September 6, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Guest host Phil Donahue examines the deadly civil war in Syria and the consequences of another American intervention in the Middle East. Our guests include NPR Middle East correspondent Deborah Amos and historian and analyst Andrew Bacevich.

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September 6, 2013 | Moyers & Company

NPR’s Middle East correspondent tells guest host Phil Donahue about the growing refugee crisis in Syria — one that the U.N. has called “the great tragedy of this century.” Continue reading

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September 6, 2013 | Moyers & Company

The military historian and Vietnam veteran talks with guest host Phil Donahue about the questions that need answers before the U.S. intervenes in Syria. Is a military response justified and if we take action, where does it stop? Continue reading

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September 6, 2013 | Blog

A devastating drought played a significant role in sparking Syria’s civil war. Is it a harbinger of future climate change-related conflicts? Continue reading

Veterans and members of the armed services carry an over-sized American flag past the scoreboard at Fenway Park in Boston following Memorial Day ceremonies prior to the Boston Red Sox game against the Baltimore Orioles Monday, May 31, 2004. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
Updated September 11, 2013

In his forthcoming book, Andrew Bacevich reflects on a fourth of July celebration at a Red Sox game and what it tells us about the way Americans symbolically honor their troops. Continue reading

Syrian refugees pass through the Turkish Cilvegozu gate border, Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013. U.N. chemical weapons experts have left Syria and crossed into neighboring Lebanon. The team on Friday carried out a fourth and final day of inspection as they sought to determine precisely what happened in the Aug. 21 alleged chemical weapons attack near Damascus. The team took samples from victims for examination in laboratories in Europe. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
September 6, 2013
Find out how you can help relief organizations meet the needs of those displaced by the fighting in Syria.
Protestors holding up their red painted hands, stand behind Secretary of State John Kerry as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, before the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing to advance President Barack Obama's request for congressional authorization for military intervention in Syria, a response to last month's alleged sarin gas attack in the Syrian civil war. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 5, 2013 | Blog

Secretary of State John Kerry claims the president has the constitutional power to ignore Congress’s vote on Syria. Constitutional scholars disagree. Continue reading

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September 4, 2013

Guest host Phil Donahue examines the deadly civil war in Syria and the consequences of another American intervention in the Middle East. Watch the full show now » Continue reading

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August 30, 2013 | Blog

With the recent, deadly Syrian gas attack – crossing the now notorious “red line” of which President Obama warned – the war drums are beating once again. Continue reading

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August 30, 2013 | Blog

Aware that a changing climate and rising sea levels are bad for U.S. security interests, the Department of Defense is seeking to green the military. But some in Congress aren’t on board. Continue reading

Pedestrians walk in front of the Department of Veterans Affairs building in Washington, Friday, June 21, 2013. The number of military suicides is nearly double that of a decade ago when the U.S. was just a year into the Afghan war and hadnít yet invaded Iraq. While the pace is down slightly this year, it remains worryingly high. The U.S. military and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) acknowledge the grave difficulties facing active-duty and former members of the armed services who have been caught up in the more-than decade-long American involvement in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
August 29, 2013 | Blog

Automatic spending cuts mean less medical care for veterans, yet Congress continues to appropriate funds for outdated and needlessly expensive weapons. Continue reading

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