So far President Trump has ordered three military actions. His actions so far resemble the 1991 Gulf War. It does not include all-out engagement with the enemy on land, sea, and air to resemble World War II. His engagements provide the enemy nasty surprises for them, a refreshing change. No more waiting for them to give us the nasty and bloody surprises. No more social re-engineering of a culture unlike our own. Warnings from the past: If you break it, it's yours. Again, like the 1991 Gulf War, safe zones might be enforced for the relief of the victims of the Syrian Civil War. In 1991 the peace settlement included an enforced safe zone for the Kurdish people, gassed victims of Saddam Hussein, the safe zone an achievement of President George H W Bush. Also, of great importance, cooperation with the Arab nations of Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia are needed diplomatic efforts as preparation for other action, seemingly at Trump's leadership. Diplomacy and the sword ---- the right partnership.

Leonidas H. Miller, Mattoon

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