The U.S. missile strike in Syria was met with harsh criticism by some, which even included long-time supporter, Ann Coulter. More criticism came after it was revealed that first daughter Ivanka Trump was consulted before the attack.
Secretary Mattis said that one strike wiped out 20 percent of the operational Syrian air force and that the attack was not an indicator of the U.S. going to war.
On social media, some expressed fears about the U.S. getting into a war with Syria:
Bernie Sanders: "I don't want to see us dragged into another war in Syria when kids in this country cannot afford to go to college" pic.twitter.com/H6NvrAqlD5
— Joel Franco (@OfficialJoelF) April 16, 2017
— CREDO Mobile (@CREDOMobile) April 16, 2017
Meanwhile, there’s been an escalation in animosity between the U.S. and North Korea as well, which includes the release of a propaganda video taunt from Kim Jong-Un. The video came after joint naval exercises were conducted by the U.S. and South Korea. Since then, the U.S. has sent a rather clear message in the skies through a “surprise military exercise in Japan” by the 18th Wing that utilized F-15 Eagles, E-3 Sentries, KC-135 Stratotankers and HH-60 Pave Hawks.
In prior years, President Trump has expressed a willingness to launch a pre-emptive strike against the nation if it ever reached the capacity to hit targets like America with nuclear weapons.
This has caused alarm for those who believe this could lead to nuclear war with North Korea.
— AnNan Khan (@Capt_MAKY) April 16, 2017
In just 83 days Trump has launched missiles into Syria, moved a naval strike group to Korea & dropped a #MOAB, but Hillary was the war hawk?
— Kali Hecate (@KaliHecate) April 13, 2017
Now according to CNN, “dozens” of troops are being sent to Somalia.
This comes after a request from the Somalian government, with the purpose being “to train and equip the Somali National Army and the forces participating in the African Union Mission in Somalia there.” The approximate 40 soldiers being sent to Somalia will come from the 101st Airborne Division.
U.S. special operations forces have had boots on the ground in Somali for years, giving counterterrorism support to Somalian forces in the fight against al-Shabaab, which is an affiliate of al-Quaeda.