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Trump says 'Mission Accomplished' in Syria but his broader strategy is still hard to discern

April 15, 2018  •  Fox News

President Trump was able to declare "mission accomplished" by tweet just hours after a missile attack by the U.S., Britain and France struck three key chemical weapons facilities in Syria early Saturday because the strike was limited, clearly defined and multilaterally endorsed.

And the attack was aimed at a single vital objective: restoring an increasingly ignored red line against the use of chemical weapons.

The attack was not aimed at toppling the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, who continues to share the U.S. goal of defeating the Islamic State terrorist group. Nor did it target Syria's enablers, Iran and Russia, both of whom have a significant troop presence and other assets in Syria.

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Belated Justice for Scooter Libby

April 14, 2018  •  City Journal

Justice deferred may be justice denied, but for I. Lewis ("Scooter") Libby, former Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, who was convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice in 2007, President Donald Trump's pardon on Friday, however belated, was welcome. For me, too.

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Tightening the Screws

April 8, 2018  •  City Journal

Guess who's not coming to the White House for dinner? Or getting an official U.S. invitation to anything, anytime soon? Or even withdrawing money from Citibank?

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The Whistleblower

March 26, 2018  •  City Journal

Vil Mirzayanov suspected Russia from the start. As soon as he read about the mysterious attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter in the quaint English town of Salisbury, he assumed that Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, were victims of a Russian assassination attempt with a nerve agent.

President Donald Trump was slower to draw the same conclusion. Three weeks after the attack, and 12 days after Britain expelled 23 Russian diplomats, the White House expelled 60 Russian diplomats from Washington, New York, and Seattle, 12 of whom were identified as intelligence agents, the toughest action so far against the Kremlin by President Trump.

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The big lesson of the Tillerson firing

March 14, 2018  •  Fox News

What surprised Washington foreign policy and political gurus was not Rex Tillerson's dismissal as secretary of state, which had been rumored for months, but how it was done. President Trump fired his secretary of state in a tweet. It was the Washington equivalent of breaking up with your romantic partner with a Post-it.

"Mike Pompeo, Director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State," the president tweeted at 8:44 a.m. Tuesday. "He will do a fantastic job! Thank you to Rex Tillerson for his service!"

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