Gen. Joseph Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Thursday that it would be a bad idea to share intelligence with Russia on the conflict in Syria.
President Obama said that the crisis in Syria “haunts me constantly” during an interview with Vanity Fair published Wednesday.
U.S. intelligence agencies believe that Russian aircraft conducted the attack on a humanitarian aid convoy in Syria on Monday, refuting Secretary of State John Kerry’s initial statement that it was likely the Syrian government.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.) lashed out at the Obama administration on Tuesday following reports that the White House spearheaded efforts to kill a Democrat-backed bill to sanction embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, according to comments provided to the Washington Free Beacon.
Donald Trump Jr. compared Syrian refugees to a bowl of poisoned Skittles in an attempt to draw support for his father’s presidential campaign.
The United Nations confirmed that air strikes hit aid convoys near the besieged city of Aleppo on Monday, hours after the Syrian military declared that the week-long ceasefire brokered by the U.S. and Russia was over.
The Syrian military announced Monday that the seven-day ceasefire negotiated by the United States and Russia is over, charging that rebel groups undermined the truce without saying if it would be reinstated.