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Trump’s Syria Smackdown

A year ago, President Trump ordered a cruise missile strike on a Syrian airbase which had launched a chemical weapons attack on civilians. He drew a clear red line against the use of such weapons and — entirely unlike former president Obama who had declared a similar red line against the use of those weapons — Trump enforced Syria’s violation of it.
After a week of seeming indecision, during which careful plans were made and allies’ participation obtained, the Friday night strike against three chemical weapons targets in Syria responded to the most recent Syrian chemical weapons attack.
Not only did we launch cruise missiles from surface ships and a submarine — and Joint Direct Attack Munitions from Air Force B-1s — the British and French both joined in, firing their own cruise missiles.
If all that doesn’t mark sufficiently the changes that Trump has wrought over the bad old days of his

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