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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 »

(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 »

Absurdity is questioning a dictator's motives - Aljazeera.com

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

France promises proof Assad is behind the Syrian chemical attack - Business Insider

PARIS (AP) — France says it will provide proof within days that Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime carried out the April 4 chemical attack in Syria that killed at least 90 people. Syria Victim Chemical Weapons Idlib In this photo taken on late ...and more »

Russia disappointed by OPCW's vote results of investigation proposal on Syrian chemical attack - Xinhua

MOSCOW, April 20 (Xinhua) -- The results of the vote determined by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) on a draft decision to launch a new investigation into a suspected chemical attack in Syria was disappointing and was ...and more »

Military decisions shouldn't be made on impulse - Baltimore Sun

After 9/11, the biggest foreign attack on American soil in history, it took George W. Bush almost a month to issue his first orders to take military action against Afghanistan. Though President Bush was determined to strike back quickly, there was a ...and more »