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History Proves North Korea’s Ballistic Missiles Are Very Hard to Hit

Both of these following statements are true.<p>(1) Attempts to encourage North Korea to abandon its nuclear program through diplomacy have failed and, …

Sorry, Trump didn't suddenly become presidential after firing missiles at Syria

"It is in this vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons," said President Trump, speaking from his vacation resort at Mar-a-Lago.<p>Just a few days earlier, the Trump administration had taken the view that the U.S. must …

8 Key Questions For Trump And The World After The Syria Strike

<b>Updated: 10:31 a.m.</b><p>President Trump made the biggest move of his presidency so far Thursday night — he struck Syrian military targets after an apparent chemical weapons attack allegedly ordered by Syria's Bashar Assad against his own people.<p>Trump — who said it was in the "vital national security …

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Why Trump's Syria Strike Will Not End Well

The only way to end Syria’s brutal bombing of civilians is through diplomacy, which will now be even harder.<p>U.S. President Donald Trump claims the objective of his cruise missile strike on Syria is to deter Syrian President Bashar Assad from using chemical weapons again. But six years into Syria’s …

Will Trump Benefit From A ‘Rally Around The Flag’ Effect After The Syria Airstrike?

Most foreign policy entanglements do <i>not</i> result in a “rally around the flag” event — when a president’s popularity jumps because Americans rally …

Q&A: Who has chemical weapons in Syria?

Syrian President Bashar Assad was required to declare and dispose of all his chemical weapons under U.N. supervision in 2014, but his forces have been accused of using them since then, most recently this week, when a chemical attack in northern Syria killed nearly 90 people.<p>Syria's disarmament, …

Doves and hawks: how opinion was divided about airstrikes in Syria

US foreign policy,US military,US news,World news,Donald Trump,Jared Kushner,US national security,Rex Tillerson,Steve Bannon,Rand Paul<p>How the US cabinet and beyond sought to influence Donald Trump’s decision to order missile strikes on Syrian airbases

Iran the next Middle East war

Nuclear weapons in the hands of terrorists and their state sponsors may not be the only threat from the Middle East. But in the coming years, it …

Were Trump's missile strikes illegal?

<b>(CNN) —</b> In the next few days, President Trump's order to send 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles to attack Syria's Shayrat airfield will be both praised and criticized.<p>The order might also be called illegal.<p>In fairness, a President's authority to fire some cruise missiles into another country without …

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Syria strikes: Site of chemical attack hit again

<b>(CNN) —</b> New airstrikes targeted a town in Syria that was hit by a chemical attack earlier this week, activists said, less than a day after the US bombarded a Syrian air base to "send a message" to the Assad regime.<p>It wasn't immediately clear who conducted the strikes on Khan Sheikhoun, which was …

Syria strike signals a change for Trump

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The US attack on a Syrian air base Thursday devastated an airfield, sent a stark message to Syria and its protector Russia and raised a host of questions about whether and how the Trump administration's stance on the Middle East might change.<p>President Donald Trump's decision to …

Donald Trump, Inevitable Hawk

The 45th president’s worldview was eventually going to lead him into military conflict.<p>President Trump’s decision this week to launch airstrikes against the Syrian regime has come as a bitter disappointment to those who cast their votes last November for “America First”-style isolationism. But the …

Trump Is About To Find Out Why Obama Avoided Military Intervention In Syria

It's not clear whether the president has a plan to manage the fallout of strikes against the Assad regime.<p>WASHINGTON ― On Thursday night, President Donald Trump authorized the military to launch several dozen cruise missiles from the Mediterranean Sea at a Syrian airfield. The strike was meant to …

As warplanes return to scene of sarin attack, Trump defends missile launch

David Smith in Washington, Emma Graham-Harrison in London, Kareem Shaheen in Istanbul and Alan Yuhas in San Francisco

What Is The U.S. Goal In Syria?

With an attack on a Syrian air base, the United States has now bombed the two main players in Syrian war — President Bashar Assad's military and the Islamic State.<p>This raises a fundamental question about U.S. aims in the Syrian war: If the two most powerful groups in Syria are both unacceptable, …

The world handed to Trump is a big, fat, huge mess: But don’t blame Obama — this took years of capitalism and imperialism

<b>(AP/Alex Brandon)</b><p>But such a mess is the inevitable result of an economic system based on endless growth and limitless exploitation<p>Conor Lynch<p>April 8, 2017 10:00am (UTC)<p>Since becoming president of the United States earlier this year, Donald Trump has had anything but smooth sailing, with political …

Continued bombing by Assad shows limits of single U.S. attack

By David Nakamura<p>David Nakamura<p>Reporter covering the White House<p>Email Bio Follow<p>PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump on Saturday praised the U.S. military for carrying out the missile attack on a Syrian airfield and struck back at mounting questions over whether it would help achieve a momentum shift …

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Rand Paul: Syria strikes 'not in the national interest'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sen. Rand Paul said Saturday that he wants Congress to exercise its constitutional authority to declare war before any further actions in Syria. And he had sharp words for those who say a post-9/11 law gives President Trump that power, calling them "dishonest" and "not intellectually …

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What Did Putin Know and When Did He Know It?

Russia is deeply complicit in the Syrian tragedy. Stopping Assad requires standing up to Moscow.<p>As U.S. Tomahawk missiles soared over the Mediterranean toward Syria’s al-Shayrat airbase, speculation was already flying about how the attack would affect the thaw in U.S.-Russia relations anticipated …

North Korea Says It Is Undaunted by U.S. Strikes in Syria

Pyongyang vows to build up nuclear force in remarks coming as U.S. naval strike group sails toward western Pacific Ocean<p>SEOUL—North Korea said that it was “not frightened” by the U.S. strike on its allies in Syria, and vowed to beef up its nuclear force as U.S. Navy ships make their way to waters …

The war in Syria, explained

How Syria’s civil war became America’s problem.<p>President Donald Trump has ordered airstrikes on Syria as punishment for its chemical weapons attack last week in the town of Douma, which killed at least 42 people — including a number of children.<p>Understanding Trump’s decision requires understanding …

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