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President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.

Mattis reportedly wanted Congress’ support before striking Syria — but Trump had other plans

Trump reportedly shook off Mattis' suggestion and moved for a faster, more dramatic action in Syria.

Photos of the Syria strike appear to show missile interceptors firing blindly, failing to stop missile attack

The Syrian defenses appear to have fired blind. If the missiles had targets, they look to have failed to maneuver toward them.
Emmanuel Macron during a rare interview on French TV, broadcast April 15, 2018.

Emmanuel Macron said he was the brains behind Trump’s airstrike on Syria — and convinced him to commit for the long term

President Macron said that he persuaded Trump to make a limited strike, and made sure he didn't pull out US troops.

Nikki Haley says a new round of sanctions against Russia are coming Monday

US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley announced on Sunday that the US will imminently impose a new rounds of sanctions on Russia.

Photos of US, UK, and French military strikes show just how close missiles got to Syria’s capital city

The US, UK, and France hit Syria with air and sea launched missile strikes on Friday night and they seem to have struck the capital city, Damascus.

Here are the Tomahawk missiles the US fired at Syria in joint strikes with the UK and France

The US launched Tomahawk missiles at Syria on Friday night, as part of a coordinated strike with the UK and France.

The US, UK, and France teamed up for missile strikes in Syria — here’s everything we know they used

The US reportedly deployed B-1B bombers and launched Tomahawk missiles from three US destroyers.

It looks like defense secretary James Mattis wants the record to show he urged Trump to be cautious with Syria air strikes

Mattis is concerned aggressive action against Syria could cause chaos or military action by Russia or Iran against US troops.

The US fired more than 118 missiles at Syria in coordinated response to suspected chemical weapons attack

Defense Secretary James Mattis said the US used "a little over double" that of a 2017 missile strike on a Syrian air base, which involved 59 Tomahawk missiles.