The President of the United States Donald trump in a letter to Congress explained on Saturday that inflicted by his order earlier this week, a missile attack on Syrian air base was necessary to ensure the security of the United States.
“I acted to protect the vital foreign policy interests and national security, in accordance with my constitutional authority responsible for the foreign policy of the Supreme commander and head of the Executive power,” the letter reads.
“The United States will, if necessary, additional measures to further protect their national interests”, – the document says.
Under U.S. law, in cases when an American President decides to hold a short-term military operation abroad, he should then report back to the Congress. However, as reported, many in Congress believe that in this case, because it was not self-defense, and a direct threat to the United States, the Syrian military had no idea that Trump had first to obtain permission of the Congress, and then to strike.