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Nikki Haley, United States' Ambassador United Nations, shows pictures of Syrian victims of chemical attacks as she addresses a meeting of the Security Council on Syria at U.N. headquarters. (Bebeto Matthews/AP)
Nikki Haley, United States' Ambassador United Nations, shows pictures of Syrian victims of chemical attacks as she addresses a meeting of the Security Council on Syria at U.N. headquarters. (Bebeto Matthews/AP)
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On Thursday, President Trump ordered a military strike on "the airfield in Syria where the chemical weapons attack was launched." He said that "it is in the vital national security interest of the United States to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly chemical weapons."

It was the first direct American assault on President Bashar al-Assad's regime since the Syrian civil war began six years ago.

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Nicholas Burns, professor of the practice of diplomacy and international relations at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and former NATO ambassador. He tweets @rnicholasburns.

This segment aired on April 7, 2017.

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