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White House Wars and Military Conflicts

  • U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) conducts strike operations while in the Mediterranean Sea which the U.S. Defense Department said was part of a cruise missile strike against Syria on April 7, 2017.

    A bull market's long-term outlook is relatively insulated from "shock" events like the attack on Syria, according to a CFRA analyst.

  • ISIS ISIL Iraq

    The U.S. missile strike on Syria could extend Trump's list of foreign enemies, writes Vox's Zeeshan Aleem.

  • Trump's Syria strategy should strive for 'safe zones': Expert

    Michael O'Hanlon, Brookings Institution, talks about the U.S. airstrikes against Syria and the opportunity it provides President Trump to "rethink fundamentals."

  • Trump's action against Syria 'the right thing to do': PJ Crowley

    PJ Crowley, former assistant secretary of State and "Red Line" author, weighs in on President Trump's decision to issue airstrikes on Syria and provides insight to the G7 meeting.

  • *North Korea, Russia, Iran and Libya also in focus. LUCCA, Italy, April 10- The United States will hold responsible anyone who commits crimes against humanity, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday, days after the U.S. military unexpectedly attacked Syria. Tillerson is in Italy for a meeting of foreign ministers from the Group of Seven major industrialised...

  • Iraqi troops trained by U.S. military advisors just before the Second Battle of Fallujah, 2004.

    Military advising has never been easy — particularly in Syria and Iraq — and it's not going to get any easier now.

  • Rex Tillerson testifies during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee confirmation hearing to become U.S. Secretary of State on Capitol Hill in Washington, January 11, 2017.

    The U.S. will stand up against anyone who commits crimes against humanity, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Monday.

  • Investors have grown increasingly nervous after last week's U.S. attack on a Syrian air base which Russia and Iran said had crossed a "red line", though top aides of President Donald Trump aired differing views on where Washington's policy was heading. Meanwhile, Washington also looks likely to flex its muscles over North Korea's advancing weapons program,...

  • The dollar surged after of U.S. strikes on Syria, but analysts were divided on whether the greenback would keep flexing its muscles.

  • US Ambassador to UN: US sees no peace in Syria with Assad

    The Syrian War is expected to dominate the agenda at the G-7 foreign ministers meeting in Italy, which begins on Monday. CNBC’s Willem Marx has the latest.

  • President Donald Trump differed on Sunday on where U.S. policy on Syria was headed after last week's attack on a Syrian air base, while U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned the strikes were a warning to other nations, including North Korea. "The geopolitical risks will continue to hold markets back this week though there be some opportunities for...

  • President Donald Trump differed on Sunday on where U.S. policy on Syria was headed after last week's attack on a Syrian air base, while U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned the strikes were a warning to other nations, including North Korea. A U.S. Navy strike group will be moving toward the western Pacific Ocean near the Korean peninsula as a show of force, a...

  • US airstrike in Syria not meant to do much damage: Think tank

    The U.S. has yet to reach a consensus on its approach to the Syrian crisis, says Richard Fontaine from the Center for a New American Security.

  • LUCCA, Italy, April 10- Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven major industrialised nations meet on Monday for an annual gathering, with Europe and Japan seeking clarity from the United States on an array of issues, especially Syria. But the civil war in Syria is likely to dominate talks, with Italy hoping for a final communique that will reinforce United...

  • President Donald Trump differed on Sunday on where U.S. policy on Syria was headed after last week's attack on a Syrian air base, while U.S. A U.S. Navy strike group will be moving toward the western Pacific Ocean near the Korean peninsula as a show of force, a U.S. official told Reuters on Saturday, as concerns grow about North Korea's advancing weapons program.

  • US MidEast strategy has not changed: Eurasia

    Trump made use of an opportunity for him to be perceived as more assertive than his predecessor, says Ayham Kamel, MENA director at the Eurasia Group.

  • AMMAN, April 9- A joint command centre made up of the forces of Russia, Iran and militias supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday said the U.S. strike on a Syrian air base on Friday crossed "red lines" and it would respond to any new aggression and increase its support for its ally. The United States fired dozens of cruise missiles at a Syrian air base on...

  • STOCKHOLM, April 9- An Uzbek man suspected of ramming a truck into a crowd in Stockholm, killing four people, had expressed sympathy for Islamic State and was wanted for failing to comply with a deportation order, Swedish police said on Sunday. Two of those killed were Swedes, one was a British citizen and the other from Belgium, Hysing said of the attack, which echoes...

  • STOCKHOLM, April 9- An Uzbek man suspected of ramming a truck into a crowd in Stockholm, killing four people, had expressed sympathy for Islamic State and was wanted for failing to comply with a deportation order, Swedish police said on Sunday. Two of those killed were Swedes, one was a British citizen and the other from Belgium, Hysing said of the attack, which echoes...

  • AMMAN, April 9- A joint command centre made up of the forces of Russia, Iran and militias supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said the U.S. strike on a Syrian air base on Friday crossed "red lines" and it would respond to any new aggression and increase its support for its ally. The United States fired dozens of cruise missiles at a Syrian air base on Friday from...