The Russian warship is now in the eastern Mediterranean steaming in the direction of the U.S. warships. The Admiral Grigorovich is armed with advanced Kalibr cruise missiles.
Obama has also emphasized in the past that quick intervention in the years-old Syrian civil war was problematic because of the international considerations that should precede a military strike.
WASHINGTON — U.S. intelligence officials sought Saturday to determine whether Syria's government unleashed a deadly chemical weapons attack on its people. At the same time, the Obama administration prepared for a possible military response by moving naval forces closer to Syria. Meeting on the issue Saturday with his national security team,