US, UK, France vs. Syria… TOT, 2100 EDT, 0400 Local Syria time
Multiple launches by various platforms from various bases, plus a ‘few’ TLAMs thrown in for good measure. Targeting was Syrian compounds that have the capability to produce chemical weapons. And apparently there was a ‘deconfliction’ line passed to the Russians (e.g. don’t come south of this line, if you do, all bets are off)…
And yes, the President DOES have the authority to launch an operation lasting less than 30 days without Congress’ approval.
And it wasn’t ‘leaked’!!! What a novel concept! Actually do the mission FIRST, then talk about it. Limited strikes, three targets, including the R&D facility in Damascus. BDA will be done after sunrise this morning, but I’m going to still be asleep when that comes in.
And this sends a message that the NORKs and others are sure to be watching… 🙂