President Obama speaks on Syria, watch or listen live

U.S. President Barack Obama (R) meets with his national security staff to discuss the situation in Syria in the Situation Room of the White House in Washington, in this photo taken August 30, 2013, courtesy of the White House. REUTERS/Pete Souza/White House/Handout via Reuters

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Update: President Obama will seek the approval of Congress before initiating military strikes against Syria. If you're an American citizen, now would be a good time to contact your elected representative and let them know how you feel about this.