- Trump gave one of his best speeches but many key questions surround the US missile strikes in Syria, writes Peter Bergen
- Were the strikes only a warning shot for Syrian dictator al Assad, or will they be part of larger campaign against him?
Peter Bergen is CNN's national security analyst, a vice president at New America and a professor of practice at Arizona State University. He is the author of "United States of Jihad: Investigating America's Homegrown Terrorists."
(CNN)President Donald Trump gave one of the best speeches he has ever delivered when he announced late Thursday that he had ordered US cruise missile attacks in Syria -- and that they were directed at the base that sent off the airstrikes on Tuesday that killed dozens with nerve gas, including many women and children.