On April 13, The United States, along with Great Britain and France, launched an air strike against the Bashar al-Assad regime in Syria after reports of an alleged April 7 chemical attack carried out in the Eastern Ghouta town of Douma. This is not the first time that Assad has allegedly use chemical weapons against his own people; the last time Trump responded with an air strike against the regime, but because the strike didn’t work in preventing future chemical attacks, some believe that a more sustained military effort is required.
Many believe that President Trump should come to Congress for military authorization so a sustained effort to remove the Assad regime completely can take place to prevent any more human rights violations. Others believe that Trump was in the right to use military action without Congressional authorization due to the seriousness of the crimes committed by the regime.
What do you think? Did President Trump need to get congressional approval before taking military action in Syria?
Should foreign combatants who are captured be given the same due process in federal courts as U.S. citizens?