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Saturday, Apr 14, 2018 at 08:45 PM EDT

Certain of Gas Attack, Allies Struck Syria Before UN Report

Certain of Gas Attack, Allies Struck Syria Before UN Report

The United States, Britain and France opted to strike Syria for its apparent use of chemical weapons without waiting for a report from U.N. inspectors because they were convinced that the Assad government had...

Saturday, Apr 14, 2018 at 08:09 PM EDT

A Timeline of Trump and the Syrian Conflict

A Timeline of Trump and the Syrian Conflict

Donald Trump has voiced strong, and sometimes conflicting, opinions on the United States’ role in Syria, even before he became president.

Saturday, Apr 14, 2018 at 06:44 PM EDT

Possible House Leader Kevin McCarthy Seen by Trump as Ally

Possible House Leader Kevin McCarthy Seen by Trump as Ally

As President Donald Trump and top Republicans dined on filet mignon at the White House this week, just hours after House Speaker Paul Ryan announced his stunning retirement, Trump and Ryan's top lieutenant found...

Saturday, Apr 14, 2018 at 06:23 PM EDT

Facebook CEO Didn't Have All the Answers for Congress

Facebook CEO Didn't Have All the Answers for Congress

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg often came across as one of the smartest people in the room as he jousted with U.S. lawmakers demanding to know how and why his company peers into the lives of its 2.2 billion users....

Saturday, Apr 14, 2018 at 03:17 PM EDT

Pentagon on Strikes: 'We Successfully Hit Every Target'

Pentagon on Strikes: 'We Successfully Hit Every Target'

Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White confirmed that, as President Donald Trump tweeted, the U.S. airstrikes in Syria were "mission accomplished."

Saturday, Apr 14, 2018 at 01:46 PM EDT

Airstrikes Unlikely to Impact Assad's War Machine: Analysis

Airstrikes Unlikely to Impact Assad's War Machine: Analysis

The Western airstrikes targeting suspected Syrian chemical weapons facilities might have rained down punishment from the sky, but they will not fundamentally degrade a war machine whose main bases, weaponry and...

Saturday, Apr 14, 2018 at 06:45 AM EDT

A Look at US Involvement in Syria

A Look at US Involvement in Syria

The United States has largely avoided wading directly into the Syrian conflict or confronting President Bashar Assad and his allies throughout the 7-year war. In the early years of the conflict, which...

Saturday, Apr 14, 2018 at 05:22 PM EDT

Russia Condemns Syrian Airstrikes as 'Act of Aggression'

Russia Condemns Syrian Airstrikes as 'Act of Aggression'

Russian President Vladimir Putin denounced the strike on Syria launched by the United States and its allies as an "act of aggression" that will exacerbate humanitarian catastrophe in Syria. Putin slammed the...

Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 10:53 PM EDT

Pentagon: Airstrikes on Syria Meant Degrade Chemical Weapons Ability

Pentagon: Airstrikes on Syria Meant Degrade Chemical Weapons Ability

Defense Secretary James Mattis and Gen. Jospeh Dunford held a press briefing after President Donald Trump announced military airstrikes on Syria.

Friday, Apr 13, 2018 at 10:10 PM EDT

Read the Full Text of Trump's Address on Syria Airstrikes

Read the Full Text of Trump's Address on Syria Airstrikes

Text of President Donald Trump's address Friday night regarding airstrikes on Syria, As provided by the White House:

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