Obama: Action 'stronger' with politicians' approval

"While I believe I have the authority to carry out this military action without specific Congressional authorisation, I know that the country will be stronger if we take this course and our actions will be even more effective," President Obama said.

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US faces 'Munich moment' on Syria

US Secretary of State John Kerry has told Democrat congressmen that they face a "Munich moment" as they weigh-up whether to approve strikes on Syria.