The stock market sagged Monday after the Obama administration ratcheted up pressure against Syria.
Secretary of State John Kerry said there was "undeniable" evidence of a large-scale chemical weapons attack in Syria last week, and suggested the administration was edging closer to a military response.
The Dow Jones industrial average fell 64.05 points, or 0.4 percent, to close at 14,946.46.
The Standard & Poor's 500 index slipped 6.72 points, or 0.4 percent, to close at 1,656.78.
The Nasdaq composite slipped 0.22 of a point, or 0.01 percent, to 3,657.57.
For the year:
The Dow is up 1,842.32 points, or 14.1 percent.
The S&P 500 is up 230.59 points, or 16.2 percent.
The Nasdaq is up 638.06 points, or 21.1 percent.