Thursday, April 6, 2017

Pentagon Preparing Military Options For President Trump Against The Syrian Regime

CNN: Trump on Syria's Assad: 'Something should happen'

(CNN)President Donald Trump said Thursday that "something should happen" with regard to Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad in the wake of this week's chemical attack, which US officials say he perpetrated.

"I think what Assad did is terrible. I think what happened in Syria is one of the truly egregious crimes. It shouldn't have happened. It shouldn't be allowed to happen," Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One. "I think what happened in Syria is a disgrace to humanity. He's there, and I guess he's running things, so something should happen."

Trump is expected to meet with his national security team later Thursday in Mar-a-Lago, according to a White House official.

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More News On The Pentagon Preparing Military Options For President Trump Against The Syrian Regime

Trump on Assad: 'Something should happen' after chemical attack -- The Hill
Defense Sec Mattis to Brief President Trump on Military Options in Syria -- NBC
Mattis to brief Trump on Syria military options -- Axios
After Trump's remarks, Pentagon prepares for possible Syrian intervention -- Military Times
US hints at military action to retaliate against Assad -- AP
Trump weighing military options following chemical weapons attack in Syria -- Washington Post
Trump says 'something should happen' with Assad as U.S. weighs military options -- Reuters
Trump considering military action in Syria: report -- The Hill
Trump considering options for Syria retaliation, source says -- CNN
Trump considering military strike on Syria in response to poison gas attack -- L.A. Times
White House, Pentagon discussing possible military action against Syria; Assad's future uncertain -- ABC News
'Something should happen' says Trump after Syria gas-attack atrocity as his secretary of state reveals plans for international coalition to topple Assad -- Daily Mail
Pentagon, White House in detailed discussions on military options in Syria - US official -- RT
The US is developing a plan for a military strike on Syria -- Pamela Engel, Business Insider
What military options does Trump have in Syria? -- Laura Smith-Spark, CNN
Trump is reportedly weighing military strikes on Syria — here are his options -- Alex Lockie, Business Insider

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