Trump Won’t Tell Americans How Many Troops He Is Risking

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This month, the U.S. military has engaged opposing forces in Iraq, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, and Afghanistan, where President Trump intends to send more troops in coming weeks.

Trump campaigned on the promise that he would seize power from globalist usurpers in Washington, D.C., and return it to the people, spending their tax dollars rebuilding America rather than investing blood and treasure in faraway war zones. Among populists, this project was sold as a return to “America First” thinking. Intellectuals in the orbit of the Claremont Institute saw it as part of an effort to rein in the administrative state. But eight months into Trump’s presidency, his administration has effectively abandoned “America First,” empowered the administrative state by ceding decision-making to generals,