The American debate over whether or not to take military action in Syria has sparked a rigorous back-and-forth between lawmakers this week.
In two days of questioning, members of the Senate and the House directed their concerns and inquiries to Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, and Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
But Takeaway listeners left us with dozens of thoughtful questions to be considered before a decision is made on authorization of intervention in Syria.
You asked us how Assad might respond to an attack, what America’s goal is in intervening and what we have learned as a country since we first entered Iraq in 2003.
Many of the administration’s responses to these questions could be found in the dialogue of the hearings earlier this week. Our host John Hockenberry brings those answers to you here.