Cotton: Syria Attack Should Be Lesson

Syria Attack

The Friday night missile strikes against Syria through a combined effort of U.S., U.K. and French forces, should also send a lesson to Iranian and North Korean leaders “to learn the easy way,” said U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark.

Friday’s strike, ordered by President Donald Trump in coordination with U.K. and French leaders, was in response to alleged April 7 chemical attacks by the Syrian government on its citizens. U.S. officials say the chemical attacks killed women and children “and other innocents.” Syria has denied it used chemical weapons.

According to the U.S. Department of Defense, more than double the munitions were launched against Syria than during an April 2017 attack following that country’s use of chemical weapons. Targets of the Friday attack included a scientific research center in Damascus, Syria’s capital city. The second target was a chemical weapons storage site, and the third target was “an important command post” and chemical weapons storage site, according to Marine Corps. Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.   MORE

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