|Obama again faces tug of military action in Syria|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
WASHINGTON ó For three years, President Barack Obama has resisted the pull of potential U.S. military action in Syria.
He has held firm even as the civil warís death toll climbed toward 200,000, the Syrian government used chemical weapons against civilians and Islamic State militants strengthened amid the chaos.
Now Obama must decide whether the extremist groupís murder of American journalist James Foley, as well as the broader threat the group could pose to U.S. interests, should change his cautious calculus.
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