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captioning funded by cbs it's friday, april 7th, 2017. this is the "cbs morning news." tonight i ordered a targeted military strike on the airfield in syria from where the chemical attack was launched. >> dozens of missiles hit the air base. syria calls the attack an aggression, while russia says the u.s. violated international law. good morning from the studio 57 newsroom at cbs news headquarters here in new york. good to be with you.
i'm anne-marie green. the pentagon says a u.s. missile strike against a syrian air force base knocked the airfield out of commission. president trump ordered last night's strike in retaliation for this week's chemical weapons attack against syrian civilians. now, 59 cruise missiles were ordered. the u.s. says it's the same base where the chemicals action was launched. six people were killed, several wounded. russians were notified in advance. the president said there's no doubt the assad regime is responsible for the chemical attack. president trump addressed the nation last night. >> previous attempts at changing assad's behavior have all failed and failed very dramatically. as a result, the refugee crisis
continues to deepen and the region continues to destabilize, threatening the united states and its allies. tonight i call on all civilized nations to join us in seeking to end the slaughter and bloodshed in syria and also to end terrorism of all kinds and all types. >> national security adviser h.r. mcmaster says the president was given three options for attacking syria. he told advisers to focus on two and made the decision yesterday. weijia jang is with the president at his resort and has more on the strike. weijian, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, anne-marie. for years as a citizen and then on the came pain trail president trump insisted we should stay out of syria but he was moved by
the country's most recent chemical attack and said it happened when he saw images of i i innocent children who were killed. last night u.s. missile strikes took direct aim at syrian leader ba shash al assad. >> tonight i orted a targeted military strike on the airfield in syria from where the chemical attack was launched. >> reporter: two u.s. navy warships in the mediterranean sea fired a total of 59 tomahawk missiles aimed at this air base in central syria. >> it is in this vital national security interest of the united states to prevent and deter the spread and use of chemical weapons. >> reporter: in an impromptu press conference secretary of state rex tillerson told reporters that president trump made the decision to strike thursday. >> it does demonstrate that president trump is willing to
act when governments and actors cross the line. >> reporter: a u.s. official said vice president mike pence worked out of the white house situation room during the strikes. at least two does members of congress were briefed or notified about the assault. >> tonight he acted under his authority as commander in chief. >> reporter: house, house minority leader nancy pelosi and other democrats said the president should have consulted with congress. the pentagon says any additional strikes will depend on whether syria conducts any more chemical attacks. we're live in west palm beach, florida. anne-marie, back to you. >> weijian, thank you very much. well, jonathan vigliotti is in london with the reaction. the british based observatory said the u.s. destroyed over a dozen hangars, a fuel and
ammunition depot and an air defense system. a fire was seen raging there hours after the attack, the six people were killed, several more wounded. according to the pent gone the missiles were launched from ships in mediterranean. they were specifically targetinging a base storing weapons and chemicals. more than 8 0e were killed. the pentagon said today's strike was intended to deter the regime from using their chemical supply. this retaliation marks the first time the u.s. has launched a direct attack on syria and it's likely going to cause conflict between u.s. and russia who president trump hoped to improve relations with. u.s. officials say russians and allies were warned ahead of the strike to prevent any casualties and it appears rush did tip off their ally, the assad regime.
their aircraft was removed before the attack and the information minister released a statement within the last hour dismissing the strike in which he called it limited and expected. >> all right. jonathan vigliotti in london. thank you. ahead on "cbs this morning," we'll talk to florida senator marco rubio, a frequent critic of the president about the missile strike in syria. just as the u.s. missiles were hitting the u.s. air base, president trump was wrapping up the first day of a two-day summititina. mr. trump is hosting president xi jinping at his floor report. he said if china doesn't expert more pressure on north cree where to end its nuclear ambitions, the u.s. will act alone. and the senate is expected to confirm neil gorsuch as the next justice of the supreme court later today. yesterday democrats tried to block his nomination. hat's when senate republicansso
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our top story the morning. the u.s. launched a cruise missile strike against a syrian air force base in retaliation for this week's chemicals attack against civilians. 59 missiles were launched from two u.s. warships from the mediterranean. president trump addressed the nation last night. >> tonight i ordered a targeting military strike on the airfield in syria from where the chemical attack was launched. it is in this vital national security interest of the united states to prevent and deter the spread and use of deadly
chemical weapons. >> the kremlin called strike aggression against a sovereign state in violation of international law. well, back at home, attorney general jeff sessions has directed federal prosecutors to re-evaluate marijuana enforcement. as carter evans reports, it could lead to a federal crackdown on legal pot. >> reporter: each year more than 100,000 marijuana plants are grown, processed, and packaged in this industrial warehouse in olympia, washington. and it's all legal. >> a lot of people would be surprised to see what a good recreational facility looks like. >> jerry is with northwest cannabis solutions, the state's leading pot producer, earning $21 million last year. >> i think that a lot of politicians realize that even if they don't personally like marijuana, that this is the better way forward. >> they'd rather have it in a place like this than back alleys
and garages. >> absolutely. >> reporter: in 2012 washington became one of the first of eight states and the district of columbia to legalize recreational marijuana. it's now a $2 billion business. it's raked half a billion in taxes. but the federal government still puts cannabis in the same category as heroin and in a departure from the obama administration, it may be coming. >> we would be better placed if we have more marijuana and you can go down to the corner grocery store and get it. >> do you think it's a situation where you can see federal raids? >> that would be deeply truckling. >> bob ferguson has already fought president trump's travel ban and won. >> you're prepared to go toe to toe. >> that's an understand statement. they should respect what we're doing.
we're the laboratories of demom rah democracy. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," more on the u.s. missile attack in syriale we'll speak with the former deputy director of the cia, michael morell. and we show you an exclusive clip from the finale that you will only see on "cbs this morning." that's the "cbs morning news" for this friday. thanks for watching. i i'm anne-marie green. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com
live from the cbs broadcast center in cbs-3 "eyews news" this morning. tonight i ordered a targeted military strike i syrim where the chemical attack was launched. >> strikes on syria. we're following breaking news. we'll have reaction to the military action taking response to chemical weapons attack on civilians earlier this week. >> shot at the bus stop, a robbery ends in gunfire. and a roof ripped off a local building, vle we're live with what witnesses say they saw as powerful storm blew through our area. toed is friday, april 7, good morning, i'm jim donovan. >> i'm rahel solomon. let's get you out the