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(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta; Pentagon: Barbara Starr; Washington: Jim Sciutto; northern Syria: Nick Paton Walsh; Washington: John Kirby) President Trump's coming speech tonight to the nation about retaliating against Syria for the chemical weapons, what the targets that might be attacked, without hitting Russian targets, how Russia may react, why the Russians back Syrian President Bashir al-Assad, the issue of how much to attack with Secretary of Defense Gen. James Mattis concerned with escalation--that the concern should be about message sending, how volatile the situation is in Syria, how the US does not want to "own" this conflict, the roles of Russian & Iranian forces in Syria, the targeting of sites to "bloody Assad's nose," the allied "teamwork" in a strike discussed; area maps shown.
- Cooper, Anderson;
- Acosta, Jim;
- Starr, Barbara;
- Sciutto, Jim;
- Walsh, Nick Paton;
- Kirby, John
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