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Chemical Weapons Experts Blocked From Site of Syria Attack, Officials Say

The office of the United Nations Secretary General had no immediate response to that claim, which Western diplomats refuted. The O.P.C.W. declined to comment, and did not even say whether its inspectors had reached Douma, saying in a [...]
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News Analysis: After Trump Strikes Syria, Syrians Wonder ‘What’s Next?’

Seven years in, some now argue that the only realistic way to stop the war, prevent a jihadist resurgence and allow the country to move on is to acknowledge that Mr. Assad, with help from Iran and Russia, will remain in power and to effectively [...]
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Trump risks political blowback from his base on Syria

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President Donald Trump staked much of his 2016 campaign on vowing to solve problems at home instead of entangling the U.S. in conflicts abroad. Yet as president, he’s gone the other way, deciding to launch airstrikes against Syria this weekend [...]
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With Eye on Issues at Home, May and Macron Back Trump on Syria Strikes

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At the same time, Mr. Macron is trying to reinforce France’s position as an enforcer of international treaties, which includes the Chemical Weapons Convention that 192 countries have signed. Mrs. May is in a more precarious position, [...]
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Trump’s Syria identity crisis

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“Welcome to the NBA.” That was Barack Obama’s inauguration-day message to Donald Trump, when the outgoing president laid out the particularly nasty policy dilemma his successor faced in war-ravaged Syria. Story Continued Below The [...]
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News Analysis: ‘Mission Accomplished!’ But What Is the Mission in Syria?

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Veterans of Washington policymaking in the Middle East offered conditional praise for Mr. Trump’s restrained approach to the strike, if not necessarily his more bellicose rhetoric. In hitting three sites associated with Mr. Assad’s [...]
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7 Takeaways From the Airstrikes on Syria

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Inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons arrived in Damascus, Syria, on Saturday to investigate the attack in Douma, the group said in a post on Twitter. Mr. Mattis was working to slow the move toward a [...]
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Pentagon: U.S. strike on Syria achieved its limited objectives

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Skies over Damascus erupt with surface-to-air missile fire as the U.S. launches an attack on Syria targeting different parts of the Syrian capital on April 14. Pentagon [...]
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Trump Bombs Syria, Declares ‘Mission Accomplished’ Like A Common Dubya

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Last night, without seeking Congressional approval, Donald Trump launched 105 missiles at targets in Syria. This morning, he got on Twitter and announced “Mission Accomplished.” A phrase that certainly has no incredibly awkward history [...]
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In Moscow, a Sense of Relief After a Limited Syria Attack

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Mr. Assad has become something of a “human shield” limiting Russia’s options, noted Vladimir Frolov, an independent foreign affairs analyst and columnist for Republic.ru, “but it was a choice that Moscow made.” President Putin [...]