Bombing of Airbase Reflects New U.S. Strategy in Syria

On Thursday of last week President Trump ordered an airstrike in Syria in response to the brutal chemical attack on civilians that took place just two days before. The target of the attack was mainly aircraft and ammunition; Syria reported that six individuals were killed. The move by President Trump reflected an obvious change in strategy from the Obama administration, which had declined to act at all over the last six years of the Syrian civil war. Secretary of State Tillerson insists that the Trump administration has no interest in getting involved in the Syrian war. However, the strike does show that the new administration is willing to act when lines are crossed.

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