Trump defends 'mission accomplished' use


On Saturday, Trump celebrated the success of the strike on three targets in Syria in response to the alleged chemical weapons attack on civilians.

As he declares the US -led airstrikes against Syria a success, President Donald Trump is adopting a phrase that a previous president came to regret - "mission accomplished".

Dana W. White, the chief Pentagon spokeswoman, mentioned that to her information nobody within the Protection Division communicated with Moscow prematurely, aside from the acknowledged use of a military-to-military hotline that has routinely helped reduce the chance of U.S.

Commentators questioned the message behind the latest strike - which signalled that Western allies would not let a chemical weapons attack go without punishment - but demurred about deeper involvement when barrel bombs by the Assad government kill far greater numbers of Syrians. It is too soon to know if that will be the case. Mattis said that no follow-up strikes are planned, adding that the Pentagon was careful to ensure the safety of Russian and Syrian civilians nearby.

The multi-national effort included the United States, France, and Britain which rained down 120 Tomahawk missiles on suspected hubs for chemical weapon production.

Haley said the three USA goals for accomplishing its mission are making sure chemical weapons are not used in a way that could harm US national interests, defeating the Islamic State group and having a good vantage point to watch what Iran is doing.

More news: Salah hits 40 in easy Liverpool win, Southampton suffer Chelsea collapse
More news: Western powers to study options if Syria chemical weapons used again: UK
More news: North Korean leader meets Chinese senior official, fetes Chinese art troupe

Trump started off the weekend with two celebratory tweets after the USA military joined France and the United Kingdom in a retaliatory strike over the recent chemical attack in Douma.

"The President must come to Congress and secure an Authorization for Use of Military Force by proposing a comprehensive strategy with clear objectives that keep our military safe and avoid collateral damage to innocent civilians", House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-California, said in a statement Friday night.

Standing on the deck of the Nimitz class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln on May 1, 2003, he proudly announced "major combat operations in Iraq have ended" as a banner that read "Mission Accomplished" hung in the background.

That followed a Saturday tweet in which Trump said the Syrian operation was "perfectly executed" and "could not have had a better result".

A little over a year after that speech on the USS Abraham Lincoln, the number of USA troops killed in Iraq reached 1,000.

The vote followed bitter exchanges, with Russian Federation accusing the allies of "cynical disdain" and the U.S. saying that Russian Federation had trashed diplomatic moves on chemical weapons. "I believe, nevertheless they're going to assume lengthy and exhausting about it". They had a sign that said 'Mission Accomplished, ' he told CNN in 2008. "They were proud of what they had done". In May 2003, everyone thought the mission had been accomplished. "I clearly declare that the President of the United States, the President of France and the British Prime Minister are criminals", Khamenei said in a speech, according to his Twitter account. It also was the backdrop for Bush's speech.