After the strikes in Syria last Friday night, Heritage experts quickly became the voice of reason amongst the chaos of leftist media coverage. Our message was clear: a strong response to Syrian President Bashar Assad’s use of chemical weapons was both right and necessary.
James Carafano, Vice President of the Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy at Heritage, published an article in the National Interest last Saturday, where he details how Assad’s actions demanded a response, and how President Trump’s decision to launch airstrikes against Syrian chemical warfare facilities shows that he both has the resolve to be a strong leader, and that he is committed to protecting our allies in the Middle East and maintaining order.
The following Monday, James Phillips, Senior Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs, published a detailed commentary about the strikes on The Daily Signal. In it, he explains precisely how Assad’s actions were an illegal act, and why they demanded a decisive and immediate response, in addition to looking at what the President and the military must consider in their actions moving forward.
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