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What The Syria Airstrikes Mean For U.S. Foreign Policy05:14
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President Trump ordered a massive military strike against a Syria Thursday in retaliation for an apparent chemical weapons attack they blame on President Bashar al-Assad. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
President Trump ordered a massive military strike against a Syria Thursday in retaliation for an apparent chemical weapons attack they blame on President Bashar al-Assad. (Jim Watson/AFP/Getty Images)
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Late Thursday, the United States military launched 59 missiles at a Syrian airfield.

The attack was in response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s apparent use of chemical weapons on his own people, and it remains to be seen what this means for America’s involvement in the Syrian civil war.

NPR’s Phil Ewing (@philewing) talks with Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson about the missile strike, and what repercussions this may have on U.S. foreign policy relations.

This segment aired on April 7, 2017.

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