Trump Declares 'Mission Accomplished' in Syria Strike

Trump Declares 'Mission Accomplished' in Syria Strike

"I knew they would seize on this but felt it is such a great Military term, it should be brought back".

Trump's United Nations ambassador Nikki Haley said she spoke with the president yesterday morning and he reiterated that American forces wouldn't hesitate to strike if Assad used chemical weapons again.

'A perfectly executed strike last night.

President George W. Bush spoke aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln on May 1, 2003, with a giant "Mission Accomplished" banner over his shoulders, just two months into the Iraq War.

President Trump doubled down on his use of the term 'Mission Accomplished, ' which he included in a tweet about Syria Saturday morning. He said Syria's air defences were ineffective and that numerous more than 40 surface-to-air missiles fired by the Syrians were launched after the allied attack was over.

The strike Friday night was in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack by the Syrian regime April 4 against a rebel stronghold outside Damascus in the town of Douma.

President Bush addressed sailors on board a Navy ship in May 2003 alongside a "Mission Accomplished" banner, just weeks before it became apparent that Iraqis had organised an insurgency that tied down United States forces for years. "Use often!" he said.

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Dana W. White, the chief Pentagon spokeswoman, said that to her knowledge no one in the Defence Department communicated with Moscow in advance, other than the acknowledged use of a military-to-military hotline that has routinely helped minimize the risk of U.S.

Trump earlier this month had reluctantly agreed to keep US troops in Syria for an undetermined period of time to defeat ISIS.

British, American and French leaders are claiming success in their strikes on President Assad's chemical weapons facilities but admit that they won't prevent future gas attacks. "I believe that we took the heart of it out with the attacks. But..."

Syria's President Bashar Assad welcomed a group of Russian politicians to Damascus on Sunday, following airstrikes carried out by the US, Britain and France the previous day.

Although officials said the singular target was Assad's chemical weapons capability, his air force, including helicopters he allegedly has used to drop chemical weapons on civilians, were spared. He has continued to rail against the war while in office, and his supposed aversion to becoming entangled in unwinnable foreign conflicts led him to declare, just a few days ago, that he wanted to pull all US troops out of Syria.

Former Bush White House staffers tweeted that Trump should have avoided the phrase. The NATO alliance gave its full backing; NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the attack was about ensuring that chemical weapons can not be used with impunity. What happens next, she said, is up to Assad and to his Russian and Iranian allies.

"We, of course, know our work in Syria is not done", U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on "Fox News Sunday".

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