Why does Donald Trump feel inclined to attack Bashar Assad's forces only in the case of chemical attacks rather than the more frequent conventional bombings?
The president’s plan to remove U.S. troops resolves diplomatic problems with Russia, Damascus and Turkey but raises thorny questions on other fronts.
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.
The Truthdig columnist explains how "the corporate media has presented precisely the narrative and the images that the deep state wants," and the deep state in turn manipulates President Trump's foreign policy decisions.