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What to look for on Radio Smart Talk Friday, September 6, 2013:
Most Americans are debating whether the U.S. should launch a military strike against the forces of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. President Obama is calling for action against Assad after his government apparently used deadly sarin gas on its own people last month, killing more than 1,400, including 425 children.
Obama is waiting for Congressional approval before going ahead with an attack and Congress may vote next week.
The president's thinking is military action is needed to enforce an international ban on the use of chemical weapons and to discourage Assad's forces from using them again.
Some are hesitant to support a strike though because the U.S. has been at war for the past 12 years and they don't see Syria as a national security threat to the U.S.
On Friday's Radio Smart Talk, former Democratic Congressman and three-star Admiral Joe Sestak will provide insight into what happens next and what the strategy would be.
Do you think the U.S. should launch a strike against Syria?
Also, the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg has heightened interest in the Civil War. Appearing on Friday's program will be Joe Farley, Joe Farrell, and Lawrence Knorr, authors of the new
book -- Keystone Tombstones Civil War. This is the third in a series of Keystone Tombstone books that feature photographs of the grave sites and biographies of well-known Pennsylvanians.
Listen to the show:
From left to right, authors Joe Farley, Lawrence Knorr and Joe Farrell
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