USS Porter (DDG-78) conducts strike operations while in the Mediterranean Sea, April 7, 2017. US Navy Photo
USNI News: How the U.S. Planned and Executed the Tomahawk Strike Against Syria
THE PENTAGON — Senior U.S. defense officials today briefed reporters on the planning and execution of a Tomahawk strike on al-Shayrat Airfield in Western Syria Thursday night, which involved two guided-missile destroyers launching 59 missiles at targets.
The U.S. strike comes after an April 4 chemical weapons attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun, where several dozen civilians, including many children and women, were killed by what appears to be sarin gas.
The following is a timeline of the April 4 attack and the decision process of U.S. leaders leading up to Thursday’s strike.
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WNU Editor: More details here .... The Pentagon’s play-by-play of the Syria strikes (Defense News). As for President Trump .... on the day of the strikes his schedule was the following .... From a surf 'n' turf with the Chinese premier to his Florida war room: How Trump retired from a state dinner to watch strikes with son-in-law on TV (Daily Mail).