Political Fallout Shelter: Airstrikes in Syria Leo and Joe discuss the surprise weekend air strikes against Syrian military sites and the congressional reaction to President Donald Trump’s decision to use force in response. They discuss what limits have (and have not) been placed on executive branch war powers, and the possible impact of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s retirement announcement on Capitol Hill defense priorities. WASHINGTON — In this week’s episode of Political Fallout Shelter, Military Times Deputy Editor Leo Shane III and Defense News Capitol Hill Bureau Chief Joe Gould discuss the U.S. military strikes against Syria over the weekend. The action raises questions about the limits of president war powers and whether critics in Congress will be able to muster enough support to enact a new military force authorization in the weeks to come. And Joe and Leo also look ahead at another busy week of defense and veterans hearings on Capitol Hill, and the possible impact of House Speaker Paul Ryan’s retirement announcement last week. Be sure to stream, download and subscribe to the Political Fallout Shelter podcast on Google Play, iTunes and TuneIn.