A former Obama administration National Security Council staffer slammed the former president’s policies toward Syria and praised President Donald Trump’s recent missile strikes on a Syrian government airfield.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that the U.S. cruise missile strike on a Syrian airfield last week signaled Iran the United States is prepared to use force to protect American interests.
In his first public remarks since taking over the intelligence agency, Pompeo also criticized the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, labeling the group a “hostile, non-government, intelligence service” and calling its founder, Julian Assange, a celebrity-seeking narcissist.
The United States military announced Thursday that a misdirected airstrike in northern Syria killed 18 Syrian fighters allied with the U.S.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made it clear on Wednesday that the United States will not support the continued rule of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.