Trump's major decision is to back his military. Thereafter he does the PR and leaves the management to the military who choose the target, the weapons to be used and the timing. No General wants to lose a single one of their men so clearly there will be as few boots on the ground as possible. That is the right strategy hence the use of cruise missiles in Syria and a huge thermobaric bomb in Afghanistan and minimal civilian casualties.The Yanks are also pursuing an achievable aim of denying the terrorists safe havens in which they can rest up and regroup. Its so good to have a leader who lets the guys who know the business get on with it.
I an a great admirer of the classless US military compared to our public school dominated army. I always compare the treatment of my old school pal Fairey who when a Major ran the Libyan embassy siege for the first two days despite requests from No 10 to speak to a proper officer. Also from my council house area and corporation school in Edinburgh there emerged one Robert Johnston who was Stormin Norman.s Chief of Staff in the Gulf war and retired a marines Lt General. How many Lt Generals in the British Army went to a council school?
The UK is still class ridden which holds us back as a country. Our ruling political elite could learn a lot from Donald but they of course know they are right and Donald is wrong just like all of us who dared vote Brexit
To balance things out Julian Amery, old Etonian was a good minister and did two years behind enemy lines in the Balkans in WWII. His elder brother John was an Old Harrovian and was hanged for treason by Albert Pierrepoint, on 19th Dec 1945. Here is a good read if you like these things.
I have high hopes of the Donald. His mother was certainly not upper class and did not attend Eton or even Cheltenham Ladies.Its good to see the ex-public school bien pensants proved wrong. No lessons will be learned and these people will continue to rule over us unquestioned in their moral right to do so and talking from the moral high ground in high moral tones.