President Trump launches military strike against Syria

Under the proviso of protecting US national security, President Trump last night ordered two US destroyers in the Mediterranean to launch a salvo of 59 Tomahawk missiles aimed at the Shayrat air base. The base is home to Assad's Syrian air force and where the recent gas attacks are believed to have been launched from. The US strike been seen as a clear indicator the Trump administration will not be playing by the same rules as the previous administration. Markets went long haven assets with Gold, Yen and US treasuries all rallying strongly overnight in Asian trading. European equity markets have opened lower today on the news.