that a military assault against Syria could be launched “as early as Thursday.” The US is organizing an "international response" to the suspected use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government against civilians.
The “three days” of strikes would be limited in scope, and aimed at sending a message to Syria's President Bashar Assad rather than degrading his military capabilities, U.S. officials told NBC News. News on the possible timescale for military action followed another round of telephone diplomacy by President Barack Obama and his administration.
Military strikes on Syria 'as early as Thursday,' US officials say [NBC News].
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Though, of course, an international conflict is too complex to fully explain in just a seven-minute video, this one from Vox at least serves as a starting point to learn more about the war in Syria. Vox also published a companion article with more detail too.
Veteran American journalist Dan Rather says he is “concerned” by how many in the U.S. press are praising Donald Trump’s whimsical missile assault last night on Syria as “presidential.” Dan Rather is not the only one alarmed by this attitude.
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