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Should the U.S. Intervene in Syria?

10 am Friday on WILL-AM's Focus

Free Syrian army fighters gather near a military tank in Idlib province, Syria.

Free Syrian army fighters gather near a military tank in Idlib province, Syria. AP Photo

Congress continues to debate whether or not the U.S. should get involved in Syria, even though President Obama can order a missile strike without Congress’ approval. We’ll talk about the debate and who really has the power to order military action. Ryan Hendrickson, professor of political science at Eastern Illinois University joins us. We’ll also talk with him about our local U.S. Representatives and Senators and how their voices play a role in the discussion.

We’ll also talk with Fred Lawson, who teaches international relations and government at Mills College in California, about who is actually fighting in Syria and what the consequences of a missile strike would be. Lawson also spent time on a Fullbright Fellowship in Syria and will talk with us about who the people are who are being affected by all the fighting.