There are news reports coming out of the middle east about thousands of new refugees at the Turkish and Iranian borders preparing to flee the continuing violence in Syria. There is the use of chlorine gas on the people of Douma, Syria. The president of France told the world not so long ago that the use of chemical agents against civilians is a red line for the French government. President Trump said there might or might not be a military response from the U.S. Israel has already attacked a military base in Syria last month. The Russian government said that any military action against their ally would be seen an act of war. Once again there is a chance for the world to go into a prolonged period of uncertainty Shutting down of the power grid of our country by hackers will do more damage to us than fighting on the battlefield. There is no way to prepare for that kind of activity.
The president does not have much wiggle room to get out of his talk of military action. Once your start talking tough on the world stage at some point you will have to back up what was said. War by proxy will not work for the U.S. Our military will have the power but does the president have the will. That is the question of the day.