The main question after any strikes on Syria: How does Russia respond?

April 6, 2017 11:26 PM

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For President Trump, choosing targets and launching cruise missiles to punish the Syrian regime for using chemical weapons this week may be a relatively clear-cut decision. The big problem is what comes next.

The military has been preparing options for a strike against President Bashar al-Assad since well before 2013, when the Syrian dictator killed more than 1,000 of his own people in a devastating nerve gas attack.

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