In a bold military move this week, Trump has seemingly turned away from his non-interventionist foreign policy he boasted during his Presidential campaigning, and instead decided on swift retaliatory action for what appears to be the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government. Without question, such use of chemical weapons by any foreign government should be met with the utmost resistance and condemnation. However, many Americans are questioning whether the proof was there on who exactly used the chemical weapons, if the Syrian government was directly responsible, and if we should have taken military action so quickly without both the American people or its Congress knowing the facts of such an incident. Details are sure to follow on what the President Trump and his administration knew about the chemical attack and why such a forceful military response was required. Let’s hope Trump made the right decision and not just following in the previous Presidents’ footsteps of kowtowing to the military-industrial complex.

The Washington Post – The U.S. military launched 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian military airfield early Friday in the first direct American assault on the government of President Bashar al-Assad since that country’s civil war began nearly six years ago.

The operation, which the Trump administration authorized in retaliation for a chemical attack killing scores of civilians this week, dramatically expands U.S. military involvement in Syria and exposes the United States to heightened risk of direct confrontation with Russia and Iran, both backing Assad in his attempt to crush his opposition.

Syria and Russia swiftly denounced the attack, launched at around 3:40 a.m. local time Friday (8:40 p.m. EDT Thursday) from U.S. ships in the eastern Mediterranean.

Read more at: U.S. strikes Syrian military airfield in first direct assault on Bashar al-Assad’s government – The Washington Post.