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In heated exchanges with his national security team in recent weeks, President Donald Trump repeatedly made clear he saw little incentive for the United States to be involved in Syria’s intractable civil war.
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The Western airstrikes targeting suspected Syrian chemical weapons facilities might have rained down punishment from the sky, but they will not fundamentally degrade a war machine whose main bases, weaponry and personnel remain in place.
For the second time in his presidency, President Donald Trump stared, horrified at pictures of children killed in a chemical attack in Syria.
By Jill Colvin, The Associated Press