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Why America Cares About Chemical Weapons - The Atlantic

On April 6, Donald Trump initiated his first war, by launching dozens of cruise missiles against the Syrian regime, following its use of chemical weapons. U.S. officials have offered a variety of motives for the use of force—but many of them aren't ...and more »

The Chemical-Weapons Attack In Syria: Is There a Place for Skepticism? - The Nation.

The American media have excluded dissenting expert opinions in their rush to embrace Trump's war on Syria. By James Carden. April 19, 2017. fb; tw; mail; Print; msg; wa; sms. Trump Syria Air Strike Impact. The Pentagon's damage-assessment image of ...and more »

Absurdity is questioning a dictator's motives -

News flash: Bashar al-Assad is bad. He has been murdering his own people for more than six years now. Before that, his father did the same. And not once in the decades the Assad family has held power in Syria did it need "justification" for its crimes ...and more »

How Iran enables Syria's chemical warfare against civilians - Jerusalem Post Israel News

The 59 Tomahawk missiles the US fired at the Shayrat Air Base served to punish dictator Bashar Assad for his use of chemical weapons against civilians. The strikes on April 6 also helped shine a spotlight on Iran's role in Assad's repeated use of nerve ...and more »

What National Interest Does Bombing Syria Serve? - The Federalist

The United States bombs a country's airfield, and the president whom Washington's foreign policy community once universally considered to be a lemon is now credited with being a resolute commander-in-chief who faced down an atrocity with flying colors.and more »

Syria chemical attack: Authority finds 'incontrovertible' evidence of Sarin - CNN

(CNN) International chemical weapons inspectors have found "incontrovertible" evidence that Sarin gas, or a similar substance, was used in a chemical attack in Syria earlier this month that killed 89 people. The Organization for the Prohibition of ...and more »

Was Trump's Bombing Syria Legal—And Does It Matter? - Justia Verdict

On April 7, President Trump ordered a cruise missile attack on a Syrian airbase in retaliation for the Assad regime's use of chemical weapons against civilians. Policy questions loom large. How, if at all, can Trump's decision as president be ...and more »

(Withholding) Judgment of the US Missile Strike on Syria - The National Interest Online (blog)

This analyst, like many Syria watchers, is conflicted by the decision by the Trump administration to launch a missile strike on Syrian military targets in response to the regime's chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun. On the one hand, any feeling person ...and more »

Britain could join US in Syria air strikes against Assad without parliamentary approval, Boris Johnson says - The Independent

Boris Johnson has said Britain could join US air strikes against the “monster” Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria, despite a previous vote against intervention. The Foreign Secretary said the UK had been informed in advance of Donald Trump's order to ...and more »

Israel: Syria's Assad Still Holding Up to Three Tons of Chemical Weapons - Newsweek

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad still possesses up to three tons of chemical weapons, Israeli defense officials have said. The comments are Israel's first assessment of Damascus' nerve agent stockpiles following an attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun ...and more »