Trump Seeks Middle Ground in Foreign-Policy Balancing Act

Victor Davis Hanson // National Review

The best course is to use overwhelming military force only when the interests or credibility of America and its allies are on the line.

Was the latest round of airstrikes in Syria a one-time hit to restore deterrence and stop the future use of chemical weapons, or was it part of a slippery slope of more interventions in the Middle East?

President Donald Trump was elected in part because he promised an end to optional wars, such as those in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as the Libyan misadventure.

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