The British prime minister, who launched missile strikes with the U.S. without consulting Parliament, also accuses Syria and Russia of attempting to cover up evidence of a deadly chemical weapons attack.
The vice president had to dive into a packed agenda on short notice, attending the Summit of the Americas in Trump's place so the president could manage the U.S. response to Syria.
Iraqis are clearly afraid that the North Atlantic intervention will embolden Islamic State to restart its operations.
What is taking place there should serve as our wake-up call. We are one bad decision or miscalculation away from Armageddon.
Acting largely on claims by SAMS field operatives of a chemical attack in Syria, the U.S., the U.K. and France appear ready to make the Syrian opposition’s dreams come true.
After Russia warns the United States against military strikes in Syria, the president announces his intentions by tweeting, "Get ready Russia, because [missiles] will be coming, nice and new and 'smart!'"
A Saudi-backed fundamentalist militia alleges that the Assad government dropped a barrel bomb full of chlorine and other chemicals on the rebel enclave of Douma.
The use of chemical weapons in Syria is an atrocity, but American politicians' outrage draws on myths of American exceptionalism and erosion of political memory .
According to scientists, evidence of the use of sarin, a nerve agent that originated as an insecticide but is now deployed in chemical warfare, can be detected years after an attack. Thus, no matter how much Syrian President Bashar al-Assad denied his use of chemical weapons, experts would be able to find proof if he had launched such an assault.