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Syria Going Alone-9

FILE This Nov. 14, 2002 file-pool photo shows a US soldier, a members of the 82nd Airborne Division, securing an area from the top of an armored vehicle on the sunset near the town of Yayeh Kehl, Paktia province, Afghanistan. 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/Amel Emric, POOL)