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Keeping military ‘on standby’ to strike could be taxing

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President Obama announced that he will seek Congressional authorization for military action on Syria. NBC News Chief Pentagon Correspondent Jim Miklaszewski reports on the preparations for a possible strike, and explains why it could be difficult to keep military forces ready to strike at any moment for extended periods of time.