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Kerry lays out case for military strike on Syria

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Kerry said the international community has a moral responsibility to act, given the evidence. And he said national security interests of the United States and its allies in the region were in play. 

“It matters deeply to the credibility and the future interests of America and our allies,” Kerry said. “It matters because a lot of other countries whose policies challenge these international norms are watching.”

The unclassified document released by the White House on Friday says that the government “assesses with high confidence” that the Syrian government carried out last week's attack in the Damascus suburbs that killed more than 1,400 people.

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