President Barack Obama addressed the use of military force in Syria Friday afternoon before a meeting with the presidents of Latvia and Estonia at the White House.
He says the world has an obligation to ensure we "maintain the norm against the use of chemical weapons."
While he says he hasn't made a final decision, he does say whatever U.S. military action is taken will not be long term.
"We're not considering any open-ended commitment. We're not considering any boots on the ground approach. What we will do is consider options that meet the narrow concern around chemical weapons."
President Obama said he wants to make sure the U.S. response shows that the international community cares about maintaining the ban on chemical weapons.