Trump's Strike Didn't Stop Assad Last Year and Won't Stop Him Now

A largely symbolic action with little consequence on the ground.

Children at a refugee camp near the village outside Aleppo city in Syria.
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Early on Saturday, the US, France and the UK launched strikes on various targets in Syria in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack by the Syrian in the Damascus suburb of Eastern Ghouta. A year ago, the US also launched a similar missile strike after a chemical weapons attack.

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