The president’s military action in Syria is a bitter disappointment for some of his biggest fans.
After military strikes, the next steps are likely to be diplomatic.
The attack raises a series of questions about the president’s approach to America’s political processes and institutions.
Opposition leaders have criticized the president’s approval process, but not his military action itself.
Under pressure to respond to Assad’s use of chemical weapons, Trump reached for the same playbook that his predecessor resisted opening.
The military intervention solved nothing, while bypassing Congress, betraying the president’s non-interventionist supporters, and highlighting his hypocrisy.
Russia condemned it while U.S. allies called it proportional.
When dealing with mass killing, deterrence is more effective than disarmament.
Initial thoughts on the Trump administration’s new front in the Syrian war
The United States launched dozens of Tomahawk missiles at the base Thursday night, in response to the Syrian government’s chemical attack on a rebel-held city earlier this week.
Some politicians applauded the president’s swift action, while others raised questions about its legal basis, or labeled it unconstitutional.
The Trump administration targeted facilities belonging to President Bashar al-Assad, opening a new front in U.S. military operations.
After long insisting American action was unwise, the president is suddenly planning for military action—but he’ll face legal and practical hurdles.
Some GOP senators are urging action in the wake of a deadly chemical attack.
The former president said he was proud of a deal to remove chemical weapons without military intervention. If that didn’t work, what will his successor do?
In an about-face, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said of Bashar al-Assad: “It would seem there would be no role for him to govern the Syrian people.”
It has only been used in three attacks—Tuesday's attack in Syria may have been No. 4.
Despite an agreement reached years ago, chemicals have been used repeatedly on the country's battlefield.