While "patriotic" commentators speculated about possible U.S. targets for Russian counter-strikes, the military commanders quietly sorted out the options and risks via the well-established deconfliction channels (Gazeta.ru, April 10).
Trump hailed the strike as "perfectly executed" in a tweet posted Saturday, adding "Mission Accomplished!"
In particular, both governments said, the Russians were seeking to exploit the increasing popularity of internet-connected devices around homes and businesses - the so-called internet of things - "the kind of thing you and I have in our homes", Mr. Joyce said.
Whether wittingly or unwittingly, Trump's right-wing media allies and fervent supporters are helping Russian Federation spread lies - and in doing so, they're actively providing support to a murderous dictator who has reportedly used chemical weapons against his own people at least seven times in 2018 alone.
Russian Federation might be tapping into millions of home or small business computers and other devices to gain the ability to use them later in a coordinated attack on government computers or critical infrastructure, the officials said.
"We don't have full insight into the scope of the compromise", said Jeanette Manfra, a cyber security official for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. After months of criticism that Trump was being soft on Putin, the USA president pulled no punches with a Tweet on Sunday: "President Putin, Russia and Iran are responsible for backing Animal Assad".
Damascus has invited a team from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to visit Eastern Ghouta.
Speaking of Assad and his suspected role in last week's chemical weapons attack, Trump said, "These are not the actions of a man". This is the second time that the United States has waded into Syria in seven-year conflict.
Konashenkov released statements by medics from Douma's hospital, who said a group of people toting video cameras entered the hospital, shouting that its patients were struck with chemical weapons, dousing them with water and causing panic. British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron said the United Kingdom and France had joined in the attack.
The US and Russian militaries have sought to avoid conflict in Syria, notably a year ago in the Euphrates River Valley where they supported rival sides in the campaign against Islamic State militants.
The announcement came in an unprecedented joint alert that underscored closer cooperation between Western governments fighting what they say is an ongoing, multifaceted hacking and online disinformation campaign by Moscow.
The White Helmets, a civil defense agency, blamed the Assad regime for the alleged chemical attack, which it said killed 78 civilians and injured hundreds of others.
While Mr Martin said most targeting of the United Kingdom had been aimed at government bodies and critical national infrastructure, U.S. officials said everything "from large enterprises to small home offices" could be affected.
The capture of Douma has clinched a major victory for Assad, crushing what was once a centre of the insurgency near Damascus, and underlines his unassailable position in the war.