President Donald J. Trump has announced confirmation that the United States has taken military action by bombing Syria in retaliation against Basher al-Assad’s alleged chemical weapon attack on his own civilians last weekend.
In his address, President Trump told the nation that the strikes were a direct result of Russia's failure to prevent Assad from using chemical weapons.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Trump says strikes are 'direct result' of Russia's failure to keep Syria's Assad from using chemical weapons.— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) April 14, 2018
Earlier in the evening, at approximately 8:30 PM ET, members of Vice President Mike Pence’s press pool began reporting that the Vice President was whisked away back to his hotel abruptly by his motorcade. Vice President Pence is currently in Peru.
BREAKING: Vice President Mike Pence has rushed back to his hotel in Peru and reporters at the White House are on standby.— The Spectator Index (@spectatorindex) April 14, 2018
The New York Times then reported that President Trump would be making an announcement on Syria this evening. At the time, sources close to the White House confirmed to multiple outlets that America had decided to strike Syria after much deliberation.
BREAKING: President Trump has decided to bomb the Assad regime— The Spectator Index (@spectatorindex) April 14, 2018
Just-in: US administration official confirmed to me that a decision to strike #Syria has been taken.— Joe R. Tabet (@JoeRTabet) April 14, 2018
Saagar Enjeti of the Daily Caller reported the United States will be acting alongside the United Kingdom as part of a larger coalition. These reports were confirmed in President Trump's address moments ago.
Jennifer Griffin said a few minutes ago on Fox News that British submarines will be involved along with the USS Donald Cook in a major coalition strike on Syria— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) April 14, 2018
This article will be updated as more details come in.