Trump Orders Strikes On Syria

Tonight, President Trump ordered strikes on Syria in response to the regime’s chemical attacks on its own people:

Per FoxNews:

President Trump on Friday announced that he has approved military strikes in Syria against the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

The decision follows a suspected chemical gas attack from the Assad regime on a rebel-held town near the Syrian capital last weekend.

The United States launched the response, along with assurance from France and the United Kingdom, Trump stated.

According to CNN:

“We are prepared to sustain this response until the Syrian regime stops its use of prohibited chemical agents,” Trump said.
The President also insisted that the US would not remain engaged in Syria forever under any circumstances. He has previously told his national security team he wants US troops to exit Syria within six months.
“America does not seek an indefinite presence in Syria,” Trump said from the White House.
“As other nations step up their contributions we look forward to the day we can bring our warriors home.”
Trump told the nation in his address the US “cannot purge the world of evil or act everywhere there is tyranny.”
And he described the Middle East as a “troubled place.”

Update:

For some historical context, here are some previous Tweets from Trump concerning his positions on Syria:

Updates as the story develops…

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