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Syria Going Alone

FILE - This Jan. 26, 1991 file photo shows dual U.S. Patriot missiles lighting up the skyline of the Saudi Arabia capital city of Riyadh, as Iraq continued attacking with its Scud-B missiles. One Patriot apparently intercepted the inbound Scud and disabled it. President Barack Obama is poised to become the first U.S. leader in three decades to attack a foreign nation without broad international support or in direct defense of Americans. Not since President Ronald Reagan ordered an invasion of the Caribbean island of Grenada in 1983 has the U.S. been so alone in pursuing major lethal military action beyond a few attacks responding to strikes or threats against its citizens. (AP Photo/John Gaps III, File)

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