April 10, 2017

In major foreign policy move, Trump orders airstrike in Syria

By Nicholas Heras

Source: AirTalk

Journalist(s) Larry Mantle

In what is seen as a foreign policy aboutface, President Donald Trump last night ordered a missile strike on an airfield in Syria, after the use of chemical weapons by Bashar al-Assad, the president of Syria.

In ordering the strike, Trump has broken away from his “America First” stance to again wade in on an ongoing conflict overseas. Reactions from Congress have been swift, with many Republicans backing the president’s move. Some Democrats have criticized Trump for not seeking congressional approval before launching the attack.

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  • Nicholas Heras

    Bacevich Fellow, Middle East Security Program

    Mr. Nicholas A. Heras is the Bacevich Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), working in the Middle East Security Program. From 2013-2014, he served as a rese...