1. SWITCHING VIEWS

    Syria Likely Used Chemical Weapons

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    Just two days after Israel decried Syria for its use of chemical weapons, the White House switched its view on the topic, sending letters to Congress to say it now believes as well that Syria has used them. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said U.S. officials believe with “some degree of varying confidence” that the warring nation employed the deadly weapons. Intelligence officials had allegedly been “assessing information” about Syria’s use of chemical weapons for a long time, but that the decision to speak out about Syria was made “in the last 24 hours.”

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