Latest updates and global reaction to Trump strike: LIVE -- BBC
The Latest: US attacks Syrian air base with cruise missiles -- AP
Syria conflict: Live -- Reuters
US attacks Syria: Live updates -- CNN
Syria: US launches 60 missiles in strike on airbase near Homs – live -- The Guardian
US and Donald Trump launch military strike with tomahawks against Syria -- NZ Herald
Live: US fires missiles on Syria following deadly chemical weapons attack -- Sydney Morning Herald
Watch Live: U.S. launches cruise missiles against Syrian regime target -- CBS
Watch RT live -- RT
WNU Updates On Tonight's Missile Attack On Syria
01:09 EST: Everyone was on board .... Trump National Security Team All Agreed on Syria Strike (Weekly Standard).
00:50 EST: Definitely .... The Fight Against the Islamic State Just Got Harder (Defense One).
00:45 EST: Israel believes that Tuesday's chemical attack was approved by the highest levels of the Syrian government .... Syrian chemical attack on Khan Sheikhoun approved by 'highest levels' of Assad regime, Israel's Mossad finds (The Independent).
00:40 EST: Russia is told that they must make a choice .... Trump administration on Syria strikes: ‘Russia faces a choice’ (Washington Post).
00:13: Timeline of the Syrian civil war and US response (AP). The link is here
00:07 EST: How will Syria respond? .... Analysis: How will Syria respond to U.S. missile strike? (USA Today).
23:56 EST: U.S. defense official calls U.S. strike on Syria a 'one-off' (link)
23:41 EST: The Pentagon has a large arsenal in the region .... Pentagon has broad military arsenal available for Syria strike (AFP)
23:37 EST: Trump informed China's Xi personally of Syria strike: official (link).
23:35 EST: Map of Syria locating a chemical attack blamed on Damascus that killed dozens of civilians and the airfield hit by US missiles
23:25 EST: Russian state TV reports "there are killed & wounded" at Syrian air base hit by US missiles. (link).
23:21 EST: Pentagon releases video of today's missile launches against Syria.
23:04 EST: Expect a rough day at the markets this Friday .... Stocks skid, safe-haven assets jump as U.S. missiles strike Syria (Reuters).
22:58 EST: Speaking of calling it right. Reader and commentator Fred was right earlier to day (link). His comment is below ....
.... 1. Determining the scale of a military operation in the complicated Syrian arena. Should it aim for a regime or a military target, or also extend the attack to the Iranian and Hizballah presence? The thinking behind the latter option is that if weakening Assad is the goal, why not go all the way and hit the foreign forces propping him up as well?
2. A clash with Russian forces must be avoided. However, Russia could agree to stay out of action in the Assad regime’s defense, but would certainly demand in return to be informed in advance of the precise limits of such mililtary operation.
military and intelligence sources reported Thursday that Washington and Moscow have been locked in intense negotiations for hours regarding the possible attack. The outcome is still awaited.
3. The arrival of Chinese President Xi Jinping Thursday for two days of talks with Trump at his Florida residence is a seriously complicating factor. A decision by the US president to go for military action against Syria it would need to be powerful enough to impress his visitor of America's determination not only to cut Assad down but also the North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un, unless China steps in to curb its bellicose neighbor’s nuclear aspirations.
22:54 EST: Sighhh .... I mentioned earlier today that my gut was telling me that some in the Pentagon wanted to go "Rambo" on Syria (link). It looks like they won the day and they have the ear of the President.
22:52 EST: BREAKING: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson: Russia has 'failed to deliver' on preventing chemical weapons attacks in Syria. (link).
22:49 EST: The Syrian government is announcing casualties (link).
22:47 EST: This debate is going to happen soon .... What Was the Legal Basis for the U.S. Air Strikes Against Syria? (John Bellinger, Lawfare).
22:42 EST: Syrian TV reaction .... Syria Calls US Tomahawk Missile Attack on Airbase 'American Aggression' (Sputnik)
22:36 EST: Russian media reaction
US military launches 50 missiles at Syrian base near Homs province — media (TASS)
US fires dozens of Tomahawks at Syria military base near Homs, Trump cites ’Assad’s chem attack’ (RT)
US Launches Tomahawk Cruise Missiles at Airbase in Syria (Sputnik)
Trump Addresses Nation After Ordering Missile Strike on Syria (Sputnik)
WNU Editor: It is 5:44 AM in Moscow right now. Everyone is asleep or waking up. I expect an official Kremlin response within the next 2 - 3 hours.
22:23 EST: President Donald Trump's statement on missile strike on Syria
Trump calls on 'civilized nations' to join U.S. in 'seeking to end the slaughter and bloodshed in Syria' -- AP
Trump says he ordered military strikes against Assad airbase in Syria -- Reuters
Full text of President Trump's statement after Syria missile strikes -- NYDaily News
22:03 EST: Panel Discuss President Donald Trump Orders Military Strike Against Syria
21:52 EST: News Briefs On Today's U.S. Missile Strike On A Syrian Airbase
Trump unleashes military strikes against Assad airbase in Syria -- Reuters
US blasts Syria base with cruise missiles -- AP
U.S. strikes Syrian military airfield in first direct assault on Bashar al-Assad’s government -- Washington Post
Trump launches military strike against Syria -- CNN
U.S. launches cruise missile strike on Syria after chemical weapons attack -- USA Today
U.S. opens new military front in Syria, launching cruise missiles against Assad's forces -- L.A. Times
US warships launch cruise missile strike against Syrian airfield in retaliation for chemical attack -- ABC News Online
US launches cruise missile strikes on Syria -- DW
21:46 EST: Video reports
21:46 EST: Russians were at the airbase when the missiles were launched. But Russian officials were warned before hand that this strike was going to happen (link).
21:44 EST: President Trump will make a public announcement later tonight on this evening's missile attack.
21:42 EST: Russia was warned ahead of time that these strikes were going to happen .... The US warned the Russians ahead of Syria missile strikes: Official (CNBC).