News: U.S. Strikes Syrian Military Airfield in First Direct Assault on Bashar al-Assad’s government

The Trump administration authorized a launch of 59 cruise missiles at a Syrian military airfield in retaliation for a chemical attack killing scores of Syrian civilians this week.  This operation 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.  Click on photo to read Washington Post article.