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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Mattis And Dunford On Capitol Hill Briefing Lawmakers On Syria


Defense Secretary Jim Mattis answers a question about the recent US-led strikes on Syria, at the beginning of a meeting with Albanian Defense Minister Olta Xhacka, at the Pentagon, Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Top Trump administration officials are on Capitol Hill laying out the president’s strategy in Syria, and briefing Congress on last week’s missile strikes.
Defense Secretary James Mattis and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Joseph Dunford are briefing members of the lower chamber right now, and will then head across the capitol for an all senators briefing.
In the wake of airstrikes in Syria early Saturday morning, the Pentagon said none of the 100 missiles launched by the U.S., France and Britain were shot down.
They hailed the strikes on chemical weapon facilities in Syria as a success, and said the U.S. remains ‘locked and loaded’ if it needs to act again.
Today’s closed-door meetings will not be open to the public.

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