Obama Syria Timing Delayed by Reluctance at Home and Abroad

Obama Syria Timing Delayed by Reluctance at Home and Abroad

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Obama now faces a timeline that may delay until next month -- after the seven-day opening of general debate at the United Nations General Assembly in New York that starts Sept. 24 -- an attack that he has said would be “limited in duration and scope” to punish the Syrian government and to reinforce an international norm against “heinous acts.”