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 CNAS. He served as President of CNAS from 2012–19 and as Senior Fellow from 2009–12. Prior to CNAS, he was foreign policy ad...