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In major foreign policy move, Trump orders airstrike in Syria: Analysis, updates




US President Donald Trump delivers a statement on Syria from the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, on April 6, 2017.
US President Donald Trump delivers a statement on Syria from the Mar-a-Lago estate in West Palm Beach, Florida, on April 6, 2017.
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In what is seen as a foreign policy aboutface, President Donald Trump last night ordered a missile strike on an airfield in Syria, after the use of chemical weapons by Bashar al-Assad, the president of Syria.

In ordering the strike, Trump has broken away from his “America First” stance to again wade in on an ongoing conflict overseas. Reactions from Congress have been swift, with many Republicans backing the president’s move. Some Democrats have criticized Trump for not seeking congressional approval before launching the attack.

Guests: 

Nabih Bulos, Beirut-based reporter for the Los Angeles Times, who’s been following the story

Susan Glasser, Chief International Affairs Correspondent at POLITICO; she tweets @sbg1

Nicholas Heras, fellow at the Center for a New American Security and expert on ISIS strategy and tactics

Brian Katulis, senior fellow for national security at the Center for American Progress. His latest piece on the Syrian airstrike was published earlier today on Foreign Policy