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Warship Ruse and New Stealth Missiles: How the U.S. and Allies Attacked Syria


Added 04-14-18 08:51:02pm EST - “Pentagon officials said they faced little resistance to their targeted attack on what they said were three Syrian chemical weapons facilities.” - Bloomberg.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Bloomberg.com: “How the U.S. and Allies Attacked Syria”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

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President Donald Trump’s outrage over another apparent chemical weapons attack by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was clear. And for the second time in his presidency, the U.S. commander-in-chief demanded retaliation.

As images of sick or dying children flooded global media all week, the U.S. guided-missile destroyer USS Winston Churchill churned toward the Mediterranean to join a flotilla of allied warships, including another U.S. destroyer, the USS Donald Cook.

While both vessels carry as many as 90 Tomahawk missiles -- the main weapon used in the Friday evening strike on Syria -- neither ship in the end fired a shot. Instead, according to a person familiar with White House war planning, they were part of a plan to distract Russia and its Syrian ally from an assault Assad’s government could do little to defend itself against.

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