Best of @RichardAEpstein - Trump's aggression replaces the Obama Doctrine. @HooverInst

Nov 02, 12:36 AM

Photo: Afghanistan long ago: Drummer James Roddick of the 92nd Gordon Highlanders, defending Lieutenant Menzies during hand-to-hand fighting in Kandahar, 1880; by William Skeoch Cumming (1864-1929)

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Trump's aggression replaces the Obama Doctrine. @RichardAEpstein @HooverInst The Syrian government launched a chemical weapons attack against the town of Khan Sheikhoun earlier this month, killing more than 80 people, many of them children, and leaving hundreds more injured and in distress. Most people expected the United States to sit idly by, but that expectation was upended with President Donald Trump’s decision to launch 59 Tomahawk missiles into Syria. Little more than a week later, the United States dropped its most powerful non-nuclear bomb in Afghanistan, reportedly killing at least 94 ISIS fighters hidden in caves and tunnels. These two decisions mark a major, and positive, change in foreign policy for the United States… http://www.hoover.org/research/trumps-forceful-syrian-gambit