April 16, 2018

After missile strikes, Trump resumes exit strategy for Syria

The Middle East a "troubled place"While the United States may be “locked and loaded” to respond to future chemical weapons use, the Trump administration is otherwise planning its exit from Syria.

In announcing the April 14 missile strikes by the United States, United Kingdom and France on Syrian chemical weapons facilities, US President Donald Trump also explained his broader approach to Syria and the region; other than defeating the remaining forces of the Islamic State (IS), this approach envisions a much-reduced American role. Read more.

Al-Monitor

Related,
Syria air strikes: Trump defends claiming 'mission accomplished' (video) - BBC
Trump wants to pull troops from Syria 'as quickly as possible,' but it won't be very quick - RT

Macron says he 'convinced' Trump to stay in Syria ahead of strikes (video) - CNN
Trump wanted out of Syria, but is now firmly back in - Times of Israel

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