Politics, Power, and Preventive Action The (Not-So) Peaceful Transition of Power: Trump's Drone Strikes Outpace Obama

As a candidate, President Donald Trump was deeply misleading about the sorts of military operations that he would support. He claimed to have  opposed the 2003 Iraq War when he actually backed it, and to have opposed the 2011 Libya intervention when he actually strongly endorsed it, including with U.S. ground troops. Yet, Trump and his loyalists consistently implied that he would be less supportive of costly and bloody foreign wars, especially when compared to President Obama, and by extension, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. 

Publisher: Council on Foreign Relations | Author: Micah Zenko

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drones, foreign policy, military deployment, obama, trump agenda, and warmongering
DATE PUBLISHED
2017-04-01 (Modified: 2017-04-01)

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