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Russia now claims the US missile strike on Syria largely failed — and that it has captured US missile technology
A Russian general said that only 22 of the 105 missiles fired in the US-led attack successfully hit targets and that US missiles were captured and sent to Moscow so they could improve Russia's weapons systems.
Russia says Syria ‘captured’ a US missile from the strike — and it could be trying to ’embarrass’ the US
Russia's was "probably just posturing...to try and embarrass the US" by claiming one of its Tomahawk cruise missiles failed during the April 14 strike on suspected Syrian chemical weapons sites.
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.
The US-led strikes on Syria have dealt a blow to already fragile relations between Washington and Moscow.
Pentagon: US-led Syria strikes struck at ‘heart’ of chemical weapons program, but ‘residual’ capacity remains
The US was also worried the strikes would prompt a confrontation with Syria's biggest ally: Russia.
"A perfectly executed strike last night," President Trump tweeted on Saturday morning.
Trump's approval rating at the 100 day mark is the lowest since 1953, when Eisenhower took office.
Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven industrialized nations are gathering Monday given urgency by chemical attack in Syria and the US military response.
"Involving ourselves in civil wars throughout the world is really not the job of America’s foreign policy," Paul said Saturday on CNN.