Thursday, November 17, 2016

How Will A President Trump Manage America's Many Wars?

Greg Myer, NPR: How Will Trump Handle America's Multiple Wars?

When Donald Trump enters the Oval Office, his presidency will begin with a national security challenge that has no precedent — four separate wars where the U.S. military is bombing Islamist extremists.

Presidential transitions in wartime aren't new, and some earlier conflicts were on a much larger scale. President Obama confronted two major wars on his first day in 2009. President Nixon came into office as the Vietnam War raged. President Truman assumed office when Franklin D. Roosevelt died in the final months of World War II.

But Trump, who has no military or foreign policy experience, will be juggling four distinct conflicts on Day 1 — Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Libya.

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WNU Editor: NPR focuses on 4 major wars .... but there are about 30 conflicts that the U.S. is either directly and/or indirectly involved. Yemen, the war against Boko Haram, Somalia, Ukraine, etc.. are just a few that come to my mind. How will a President Donald Trump handle these conflicts .... I suspect that this will be a work in progress, and policy alternatives will be looked at for each conflict/war. My to my biggest worry .... it is this .... The Danger of Inadvertent War in the Next Four Years (Mark Stout, War on the Rocks)

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