Trump's Syria Strike Sends Not-so-subtle Warning to U.S. Rivals

President Donald Trump's decision to strike Syria sent a powerful message around the world -- one that could be read very differently in Moscow, Pyongyang and Beijing. For Russia, it may finally put to rest expectations from the 2016 campaign that Trump will pursue closer ties with President Vladimir Putin, an ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. For North Korea, it was a warning the U.S. is willing to act unilaterally. And for China, whose leader Xi Jinping was dining with Trump right before the missiles took flight, the attack was a potent sign of the new American president's unpredictability.   Continue reading...

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