N.H. delegation supportive of strikes on Syria

  • This image provided by the Department of Defense was presented as part of a briefing slide at the Pentagon briefing on Saturday, April 14, 2018, and shows a photo of a preliminary damage assessment from the Him Shinshar Chemical Weapons Bunker in Syria that was struck by missiles from the U.S.-led coalition in response to Syria's use of chemical weapons on April 7. (Department of Defense via AP)

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Members of New Hampshire’s Congressional delegation say the U.S. can’t turn away from the crisis in Syria, but the country needs a coherent strategy to bring peace.

The United States, France and Britain fired military strikes on Saturday intended to punish Syrian President Bashar Assad for the alleged use of chemical weapons.

New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen says Assad’s regime’s “brutality cannot go unanswered.” She says she remains “adamant” President Donald Trump’s administration needs to develop a comprehensive strategy for ending the Syrian civil war.

Democratic Sen. Maggie Hassan calls the allied air strikes “appropriate,” but adds that she’s concerned about Trump’s “erratic foreign policy.”

Democratic U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster says the strikes “appear to be a proportional response.” Democratic Rep. Carol Shea-Porter says the U.S. “needs a strategy.”

Associated Press