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On Monday at KernCast.com, Facebook.com/KernCast or Facebook.com/TheDeniceGaryPandol, I interviewed Major General Paul E. Vallely. The retired U.S. Army Major General has been a senior military analyst for Fox News, served in the Vietnam War, worked for a number of years in military intelligence, and retired in 1993 as Deputy Commanding General, Pacific Command. In 2004, together with retired Air Force Lieutenant General Thomas McInerney, Vallely co-authored the book Endgame: The Blueprint for Victory in the War on Terror. Major General Vallely currently serves as the Military Committee Chairman for the Center for Security Policy View his website at: http://www.standupamericaus.org/sua/
Hear Major General Vallely’s insight into why President Trump chose to lead a coalition of forces that involved Great Britain and France in sending a strong message of deterrence not only to Syria, but to Iran, Russia and North Korea – nations operating on behalf of the Assad regime.
Also, learn more about the United States Armed Forces’ precision airstrikes on Syrian targets known for their chemical weapons capabilities.
President Trump has made clear that he will seek to work towards, and preserve peace, through the use of strength in the pursuit of the strategic national interests of the United States.
Moreover, learn of my conversation with Khidir Hamza, an Iraqi scientist who worked for Saddam Hussein’s nuclear program in the 1980s and 1990s. He later left Iraq and went into exile here in the U.S. and provided testimony to Western intelligence agencies suggesting that Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction programs had been active, e.g., a U.S. no-fly zone in Iraq was in reaction to Hussein’s use of chemical / biological agents. We spoke together after his arrival to the U.S. He made clear that several of Iraq’s chemical and biological weapons had been transported to and buried inside Syria. Learn more. While I wrote on my conversations and insights during the U.S. led war in Iraq, the issue of chemical and biological weapons remains an important aspect of America’s national security and that of our U.S. allies going forward.
Ultimately, by building a coalition led by the United States, the West sent a strong message to Syria, Iran, Russia, North Korea and other rogue regimes that suggests that Western nations are resolute in their determination to prevent the use of weapons of mass destruction.
Learn too, why the Israeli Air Force, IAF, also struck deep inside Syria that same week, Monday, 04.13.2018, prior to the combined U.S., British, and French airstrike on Friday.