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A U.S. response to chemical weapons use in Syria is coming, but it's not clear what that response will be.

FOX News Radio's Mike Majchrowitz reports from the White House:

Jay Carney

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney says it's now no longer a matter of whether the United States will respond to chemical weapons use in Syria, but how. Carney says not to respond would only encourage more such attacks.

(Carney) "It has to be clear that there's a consequence to that clear violation of international norms so the goal here is to make it clear that this is unacceptable."

The administration holds the Syrian regime responsible for that attack and plans to release some of the intelligence behind that conclusion later this week. But Carney said the response will not be conducted with regime change in mind. And he said it would not involve putting U.S. troops onto Syrian soil.

At the White House, Mike Majchrowitz, FOX News Radio.