April 19, 2018 | Quoted by Steve Holland and John Walcott - Reuters

With Russia on his mind, Trump looks for tougher approach on Syria: sources

President Donald Trump is pressing for a more aggressive U.S. strike against Syria than military chiefs have recommended as he adopts a tougher stance against Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose support for Syria’s government has allowed it to crush opposition forces, U.S. officials said.

John Hannah, senior counselor at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, who has worked with Bolton in the past, said Bolton was opposed to “empty symbolic gestures that make us feel good but have no strategic effects.”

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