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After Syria Strike, Most Lawmakers Aren’t Pushing For A New War Authorization Yet

Win Mcnamee / Getty Images WASHINGTON — Senators from both parties say President Donald Trump had the necessary legal authority to launch a one-time military strike against a Syrian airfield Thursday night and won't hold a debate over a new war authorization. "He’s the commander-in-chief and he has the right to act expeditiously to address a threat,” Sen. Marco Rubio said on Friday. “He has the right to defend us every single time.” Lawmakers have argued the current US operation against ISIS in Syria and Iraq is covered under the Authorized Use of Military Force passed after the 9/11 attacks. Thursday night's missile strike, however, targeted the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad — whose air force is believed to have dropped chemical weapons on civilians earlier this week — raising the question of whether Trump should seek a new authorization. But both Democratic and Republican senators said Trump had the authority to launch the attack through his constitutional role as ..

Trump’s Syria Assault Threatens His Dream Of Warmer US-Russia Relations

Dmitri Lovetsky / AFP / Getty Images WASHINGTON — The one constant in President Donald Trump’s vision for a stronger US foreign policy has been to forge better relations with Russia. "It would be great if we could get along with Russia," he declared soon after taking office. But with his order on Thursday to fire almost 60 Tomahawk cruise missiles at Syria, Moscow’s client state, the president showed a willingness to challenge Russian President Vladimir Putin in his own backyard and forgo a warming of relations in the near term. On Friday, Moscow condemned the missile strike and announced the suspension of a key hotline designed to prevent mid-air collisions between US and Russian jets flying over Syria. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the strike caused “significant damage to Russian-American relations, which are already in a deplorable state.” (The Kremlin also deployed Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to blast the US assault, but given Medvedev’s diminished stature domestically, ..

Russia And Syria Worked Side By Side At The Air Base That Launched A...

Pavel Golovkin / AP ISTANBUL — The Syrian air base that the Trump administration bombed on Thursday has been a key outpost for Russian troops and aircraft since the start of Moscow’s intervention in the country’s civil war, according to both US officials and military analysts who have studied satellite imagery of the facility taken over the past two years. The Russian presence at the base highlights the risk of an unforeseen escalation in the already bafflingly complicated six-year-old civil war that has drawn the intervention of multiple world powers in a complex array of alliances involved in a fight for both control of the country and against ISIS. Amid accusations from US officials, that in protecting the Syrian regime Moscow bears some responsibility for this week’s chemical-weapons attack by the Syrian military, which was launched from the same base, the Russian presence also underscores the extent to which the Syrian and Russian air campaigns often overlap in strategy, logistic..

Syrian Refugees Tell Us They’re Torn About Trump After US Strikes

Syria's devastating civil war, now in its seventh year, has rendered more than half the country's population refugees. Thomas Coex / AFP / Getty Images ANTAKYA, Turkey — Syrian refugees who had been angered by the Trump administration’s attempts to ban them from America found themselves suddenly torn in their feelings toward the US president in the wake of Friday’s airstrikes against the Bashar al-Assad regime. It was the Assad regime that drove them from the country — with attacks on civilians like the chemical-weapons strike it launched in the town of Khan Sheikhoun on Tuesday. Now, with Trump hitting back to punish Syria over the massacre, after years of pleas by Syrians for US intervention, and banging the drum about regime change, some have started to see him a different light — while still remaining wary. “As Syrians, we have mixed feelings today,” said Wasim Ghazi, a Syrian refugee who now lives in Spain. “Trump, who banned Syrians — and many people around the world..

Syrian Refugees Say They’re Torn About President Donald Trump After US Strikes

Syria's devastating civil war, now in its seventh year, has rendered more than half the country's population refugees. Thomas Coex / AFP / Getty Images ANTAKYA, Turkey — Syrian refugees who had been angered by the Trump administration’s attempts to ban them from the US found themselves suddenly torn in their feelings toward the US president in the wake of airstrikes against the Bashar al-Assad regime. It was the Assad regime that drove them from the country — with attacks on civilians like the chemical weapons strike it launched in the town of Khan Sheikhoun on Tuesday. Now, with Trump hitting back overnight Thursday to punish Syria for the massacre, after years of pleas by Syrians for US intervention, and banging the drum about regime change, some have started to see him a different light — while still remaining wary. “As Syrians, we have mixed feelings today,” said Wasim Ghazi, a Syrian refugee who now lives in Spain. “Trump, who banned Syrians — and many people around t..

Brian Williams Called The Missiles That Bombed Syria “Beautiful”

“Brian Williams was talking about cruise missiles tonight like they were being launched by his own dick and IMO it was revolting as shit.” "We see these beautiful pictures at night from the decks of these two US Navy vessels in the Eastern Mediterranean," he said. He then said he was tempted to quote "the great Leonard Cohen," saying, "I'm guided by the beauty of our weapons." "And they are beautiful pictures of fearsome armaments, making what is for them a brief flight, over this airfield...what did they hit?" View Entire List ›

Here’s What The US Airstrikes Mean For The Syrian War

Handout / Reuters ISTANBUL — President Donald Trump’s unilateral decision to launch a missile attack against the regime of Bashar al-Assad has brought fresh chaos and uncertainty to a conflict that is now in its sixth year. With no one knowing what Trump will do next, reactions have been mixed — some rebels welcomed the news that one of the regime’s air bases was struck, while others fumed with anger after learning the base had been largely cleared of planes and personnel hours before the attack. Diplomats, meanwhile were left flummoxed by the change of course, wondering whether it was little more than a symbolic act for his public at home, or marked a turning point in the war. Across Syria and the Middle East, political and military officials grappled with the implications of the Trump administration’s surprise decision to launch 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles against the al-Shayrat air base in Homs, in retaliation for an alleged chemical weapons attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun ear..

Injuries Reported After Vehicle Hits Crowd Of People In Stockholm, Sweden

Early reports from local media indicate a vehicle hit pedestrians in an area of the city popular with shoppers and tourists.

At Least Two People Have Died After A Vehicle Rammed Into A Crowd In...

A truck drove into pedestrians in an area of the city popular with shoppers and tourists on Friday in what Sweden’s prime minister has said is a terror attack. View Entire List ›

At Least Four People Have Died After A Truck Attack In Sweden’s Capital

A man drove a stolen truck into a crowd Friday in a popular shopping district in Stockholm in what Sweden’s prime minister called a terrorist attack. View Entire List ›

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