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Obama: Syria chemical attack requires military response

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he long resisted calls for military action in Syria but that the situation changed after Syria’s government gassed its own citizens.

Obama on Tuesday used a televised address to the nation to explain his thinking on the ongoing fighting in Syria. He said the use of chemical weapons on Aug. 21 requires the United States to respond with a military strike to deter future use of such weapons.

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