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Syria / Chemical Attack / US Options / A Discussion #1109222

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Apr 06, 2017
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Pentagon: Barbara Starr) The consideration by the US of military options against Syria with a limited strike at an airfield or to take out Syrian President Bashir al-Assad's chemical weapons capabilities with the military awaiting President Trump's decision with concerns about the Russian presence in these areas before establishing targets discussed; Syria area map shown.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Palm Beach, Florida: Jeff Zeleny) What Trump said on the plane en route to Florida about Syria, what Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said about Syria, where the traveling president would meet at Mar-a-Lago about Syria decisions discussed. [TRUMP - says what happened in Syria is a disgrace to humanity so something should happen {re: Assad.}]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's correspondent Arwa Damon, retired Adm. John Kirby, military analyst Mark Hertling, retired Lt. Rick Francona & Gloria Borger about Syria. [DAMON {with map} - offers views on Syrian areas that could be hit.] [FRANCONA, KIRBY, HERTLING - offer views on how Russia's presence complicates things, concerns about the reactions to a strike, the "end state" message to be sent, how Russia is supporting Assad, why you cannot take out Assad rather than a military target, what Trump may do.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Starr, Barbara;
Zeleny, Jeff

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