June 27, 2017

Trump looks to draw thicker red line in Syria

Featuring Richard Fontaine

Source: Financial Times

Journalists Demetri Sevatopulo, Katrina Manson

With Monday’s night’s warning that Syria would pay a “heavy price” for another attack, the Trump administration has reinforced a red line over the use of chemical weapons by Damascus. 

Two months after Donald Trump launched 59 cruise missiles at Syria in response to a gas attack that killed dozens of civilians, the White House on Monday night said the US had detected signs that the regime of Bashar al-Assad was planning another attack.  

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  • Richard Fontaine

    Chief Executive Officer

    Richard Fontaine is the Chief Executive Officer of the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). He served as President of CNAS from 2012-19 and as Senior Fellow from 2009-12...