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Congressman Joe Courtney

Representing the 2nd District of Connecticut

Rep. Courtney's Statement Following Military Strikes in Syria

April 14, 2018
Press Release

(Norwich, CT) —Today, Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), ranking member of the Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, made the following statement after President Donald Trump ordered military strikes against the Syrian government of Bashar al-Assad lin response to recent chemical weapons attacks:

“Bashar al-Assad's criminal chemical weapons attacks against the Syrian people requires both an effective response and a comprehensive strategy. Clearly, our naval forces executed a precise, laser-focused strike with great competence and skill, and which Secretary of Defense Mattis described as limited. From this point on, the Trump administration needs to consult with Congress on what the overall strategy in Syria will be, a question that is far from clear and one I raised with the Secretary this past Wednesday during a hearing of the House Armed Services Committee.”

 

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