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Former Iranian Premier Mohammed Mossadegh appears in October 1951. The CIA's overthrow of Mossadegh was a template for the agency's covert operations going forward. AP hide caption

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Declassified Documents Reveal CIA Role In 1953 Iranian Coup

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Shoppers form a line at a bakery in Damascus, Syria, on Friday. Ahead of President Obama's speech Saturday, the price for a bag of pita bread shot up amid speculation of a U.S. military strike. Kyodo /Landov hide caption

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Mixed Reaction Swarms Social Media In Syria

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers a statement about the use of chemical weapons in Syria at the Department of State last week. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Last Flight Of Ethiopia-To-Israel Jewish Migration Program

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Assad Supporters Cheer Obama's Decision To Wait For Syria Strike

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What One GOP Congressman Would Do About Syria

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Obama's Nod To Congress Could Be Smart Politics

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Pentagon Is Cautious On Possible Syria Strikes

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Congress Gets Its Say On Syria

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