Missiles to Syria The United States launched 59 cruise missiles against a military airfield in Syria following a chemical weapons attack Tuesday that left nearly 70 dead. It is the first direct American assault on the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad since that country’s civil war began six years ago. Fox News' Jennifer Griffin reported that the Tomahawk missile strikes were fired from warships in the Mediterranean Sea. They destroyed portions of the military infrastructure of the Assad government, which U.S. officials are confident is behind the chemical attack. The target was reportedly an airbase at Shayrat, located outside Homs. Griffin reported that two warships based in the eastern Mediterranean, the USS Porter and the USS Ross, have been
Donald Trump kept the conversation light, asking service members what they thought of the Super Bowl and cracking jokes, but many of his supporters were likely thrilled just to see the commander-in-chief sitting down with the troops. At one point, Trump asked a service member if he planned to “make a career” out of his military service. “Still deciding right now, sir,” the solider responded. “Come on, you have to stay. You’ll like it better with me there. You’ll see,” Trump responded. The president then went around the table asking the service members the same question, to which all responded in the affirmative. Trump later delivered his “all hands” address to U.S. Central Command, or CENTCOM, where he offered heavy praise for members of the military and their families.