August 27, 2013
President Barack Obama has ordered his national security team to prepare a declassified report for public release before any military strike in Syria commences, CBS News reported on Monday.
Obama made the request at a Saturday White House meeting of his national security team , in which according to CBS, there was a consensus opinion about the need to respond military to alleged chemical weapons use  by the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad last week.
CBS reported that the declassified report, presenting what the US believes is an “airtight circumstantial case” that the Assad regime was behind the chemical attack that killed more than one thousand people last week, would be released publicly “in a day or two.”
A visibly angry Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday that it was “undeniable” the Assad regime has used chemical weapons on a massive scale, and that Obama would respond strongly.