Several reports earlier in the week indicated a response from the U.S. on Syria could happen as early as Thursday.
While Tennessee Senator Alexander and others support U.S. action, others say President Obama has yet to make a case for action. That's despite the administration's conclusion that the Syrian government did carry out a large-scale chemical weapons attack in the suburbs of Damascus last week.
Top administration officials are expected to brief House and Senate leaders and national security committees Thursday evening.
Maryville College political science professor Mark O'Gorman joined us in the 10News studio with more on how the potential conflict could impact Tennessee. You can watch that entire conversation in the video above.