On April 7, President Trump committed his first “act of war,”
attacking Syria with missiles in response to what he said was a poison
gas attack by the Syrian government that killed dozens. But the White
House’s subsequent intelligence report offering its proof of Syria’s
role was “false” and “fraudulent,” suggesting a “coverup” by a president
acting without any intelligence and intentionally lying to the public.
are the characterizations of two longtime experts in war studies and
missile systems, which—along with coordinated comments by Vice President
Mike Pence in South Korea and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in
Russia that America’s “strategic patience” is ending—suggest Trump may
be seeking a war of choice, even if it involves fabricated intelligence.
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