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Military decisions shouldn't be made on impulse

Military decisions shouldn't be made on impulse

After 9/11, the biggest foreign attack on American soil in history, it took George W. Bush almost a month to issue his first orders to take military action against Afghanistan. Though President Bush was determined to strike back quickly, there was a deliberate process of discussion, study, planning and coordination with allies.

It took President Donald Trump only a matter of days to reverse his entire Syria policy and take military action against Syrian President Bashar Assad.

For years, Mr. Trump had consistently said America should not become militarily involved...

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