He followed up by stating that "what I do is authorize my military", which is true, of course, but only because the legal framework of the U.S. grants the presidency singular sovereignty over the use of armed forces. Joseph Votel, Stump said. Cancian added that while sending a message to Syria or North Korea could have been among the secondary factors considered, they would not have been the main reason for using this type of weapon.
He told "Fox News on Sunday" that "there has to be a degree of simultaneous activity as well as sequencing of the defeat of IS first", adding that the missile strikes were meant as a "very strong signal to Assad and his sponsors" that the U.S.
The strike in Afghanistan follows last week's death of a U.S. special forces soldier fighting IS in Nangarhar. He dodged a question about the mission's goal, but hinted it may have been meant to send a forceful message to North Korea, which is rumored to be planning another nuclear weapons test shortly.
Many nations had been hit as China's expansion slowed to levels not seen in a quarter of a century. "The coming quarters won't be as strong as the first quarter, especially on the imports front, the prices of commodities won't continue rising, which may drag down on the imports growth", she said.
USA retail gasoline prices have been on a steady increase for the better part of the year. According to AAA Travel, the statewide average is $2.25 per gallon of regular unleaded gasoline. "As we head into the summer driving season, gas prices will continue to be a major factor for motorists", said AAA Carolinas President and CEO Dave Parsons.
Earlier this month, the opposition accused the government of committing a "coup d'état" in response to a controversial pair of March 29 Supreme Court rulings that temporarily authorized the judiciary to carry out certain legislative functions in light of the National Assembly's ongoing contempt of court.