The power to push for war returns to the State Department
by Jamie Tarabay
September 20, 2013 | 5:00AM ET

The Secretary of State is leading the push for war in Syria a marked contrast to the last major US intervention

"What's the point of having this superb military you're always talking about if we can't use it?" US Ambassador to the United Nations Madeleine Albright reportedly famously asked Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Colin Powell when the two clashed over what the United States might or might not do during the Bosnian crisis in 1992.

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