The Syrian Arab Republic is a country in Western Asia that borders Turkey, Iraq, Jordan, and Israel.
While the world was watching the unfolding drama of three American prisoners returning home from North Korea, another drama was unfolding in Syria and the Golan Heights.
President Donald Trump took his French counterpart, President Emmanuel Macron, to lunch at George Washington’s Mount Vernon on the first day of Macron’s three-day state visit to Washington, D.C.
Trump took to Twitter to brag about the effectiveness of U.S. strikes against Syria. “Could not have had a better result,” he said, adding, “Mission Accomplished!” This was a bad idea.
Things are happening at a lightning pace, but here’s the top developments in Syria and surrounding our foreign policy position from the last day.
The call to arms against Syria raises two questions: is it moral, and is it legal? Without wading into the murky waters of the War Powers Resolution, a conversation all its own, I believe it would be both.
Assad thinks he can prosecute his reign of terror without fear of a serious U.S. response. The president must prove him wrong.
In a speech last Thursday, the president signaled that U.S. involvement in the Syrian conflict might soon end,
Thursday, the national security establishment, with McMaster at the fore, delivered a series of body blows to the notion that the Trump administration is soft on Russia.
The Russians in Syria are a different animal. By moving with Syrian forces to “commandeer an oil refinery” they have clearly engaged in offensive operations.
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