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Syria Going Alone-3

FILE - This Oct. 27, 1983 black-and-white file photo shows two officers in the U.S. Army stationed at the Port Salines airport in Grenada confering as they walk near the tarmac. U.S. forces have set up heavy security around the perimeter of the air strip on the tiny island. 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/Doug Jennings, File)