Syria

Potential US Strike on Syria Likely to Use Tomahawks

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A military strike against Syria by U.S. and allied forces to punish the use of chemical weapons is likely to fire Tomahawk cruise missiles against hundreds of targets at night, including some of President Bashar al-Assad's elite military units.

"I'm thinking a pretty significant initial wave" of several hundred Tomahawks "and an assessment period and maybe a second wave if we don't think we accomplished the destruction we wanted to," said Jeffrey White, a former Defense Intelligence Agency analyst who's now a defense fellow with theWashington Institute for Near East Policy.