Biden is preparing to use his power as commander in chief to authorize the use of U.S. military force against Syria.
The move, if approved, would send a clear signal that Trump is committed to using force if needed.
Biden is expected to speak at a White House news conference in the coming days.
Biden, who has been a strong advocate for U.N. action in Syria, said Friday he plans to use U.R.M. authorization to authorize “a targeted military attack on Syrian forces.”
The United States has conducted more than 1,000 airstrikes in Syria since President Trump took office in January, using aircraft, artillery, cruise missiles and drones.
Biden said he expects to be asked about the Trump administration’s strategy for the war after he speaks to reporters at the White House.
Trump has said the United States must take military action against the Assad regime to protect civilians and prevent further massacres of Syrians.
Biden’s plan, which was first reported by the Associated Press, would authorize U.K. and American forces to carry out strikes on Syrian military installations.
The president has also authorized the use and sale of weapons to rebel groups fighting Assad, including Hezbollah, in exchange for their allegiance to Iran.
Biden has also ordered the U.A.E. and the U