Lindsey O. Graham

Trump advisers: U.S. seeks to fight Islamic State and oust Syria's Assad

Trump advisers: U.S. seeks to fight Islamic State and oust Syria's Assad

President Donald Trump's national security adviser on Sunday left open the possibility of additional U.S. military action against Syria following last week's missile strike but indicated that the United States was not seeking to act unilaterally to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad.

In his first televised interview, H.R. McMaster pointed to dual U.S. goals of defeating the Islamic State group and removing Assad. But he suggested that Trump was seeking a global political response for regime change from U.S. allies as well as Russia, which he said needed to reevaluate its support of Syria.

"It's very difficult to understand how a political solution could result from the...

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