Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu provided details of Russia's latest snap exercise at the National Defence Control Centre in Moscow on 16 March Source: Russian MoD
Harry J. Kazianis, The Week: How Trump's Syria strike could spiral into World War III
While I strongly disagree with President Trump's decision to launch a cruise missile strike in response to the chemical weapons attack that occurred in Syria last week, I can't say I disagree with him on a moral level.
The president was reportedly moved to action after seeing images of innocent women and children gasping for their last breaths, condemned to death out of the sheer randomness of where they lived — one more tragedy atop of countless others in a civil war that seems to have no end in sight.
Trump had the best of intentions — to punish the wicked responsible for this clear crime against humanity. But in the dangerous game that is international politics, Trump would be wise to quickly grasp the ultimate of inconvenient truths: Practicing "good guy vs. bad guy" foreign policy where the "evil" are to be "punished" is a simplification that can only lead to disaster.
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WNU Editor: I think .... or should I say I hope .... that in the end both Washington and Moscow will not push the button. But in the event that such a scenario does lead to a heavy loss of life for Russian soldiers in Syria (or elsewhere) .... I do know that we will definitely be entering a new and very dangerous Cold War that will be just as intense as the Cold War was between the U.S. and the Soviet Union from the end of the Second World War to the fall of the Warsaw block.