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Why Trump’s Airstrikes on Syria Won’t Deter Assad

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Clarion Project’s National Security Analyst and head of Clarion Intelligence Network Ryan Mauro analyzes the U.S.-French-British strikes on three chemical weapons sites in Syria. He argues that it wasn’t enough, since what matters to Assad is how much territory he holds. The limited strike may have destroyed some of Assad’s chemical weapons but will not affect his power base.

 

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