Syria attack will be met 'forcefully,' Trump says

Trump said earlier that he would soon make a decision on how to respond and against whom.
2:06 | 04/10/18

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Possible US military action against Syria president trump promising a decision very soon saying nothing is off the table overnight. The president meeting with senior military leadership at the White House the president now canceling a trip to South America with the US destroyer now in the eastern Mediterranean what could be coming. Here's ABC's chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz. Tonight that countdown begins to possible US military action. It was just a year ago US tomahawk missiles pounding a Syrian air field. Three days after images of a chemical attack emerged. And now with those new images the president making clear a US military strike could happen any time. We're making decision as to what we do with respect to the horrible attack. That was made. Near Damascus. And it will be met. And it will be met forcefully. But this time the president may not have to go it alone French president Emanuel not crone saying he wants a strong and joint response to the suspected attack. Which Britain's prime minister Teresa may called reprehensible. Today at the UN ambassador Nikki haley's warm greeting to her Russian counterpart. Turned cold after Russia vetoed a resolution to conduct an international investigation. Into the attacks. Russia shows protecting a monster. Over the lives of the Syrian people. A US destroyer now in the eastern Mediterranean. With missiles strikes possible from submarines and B two bombers as well. So let's bring in Martha Raddatz would this again tonight and Martha the president said last night that they would make a decision in 24 to 48 hours his could be coming soon. It could be David and he is getting updates from his commanders but despite the speed of last year's attack. This time the US is consulting work with its allies and hoping they can join forces. Descended even stronger message David all right Martha Raddatz witness again tonight Martha thank you.

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