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Trump's Attack on the Legitimacy of Critiquing Military Operations

The president took to Twitter to argue that publicly discussing the success or failure of a mission “only emboldens the enemy.”
Source: Khaled Abdullah / Reuters

In the wake of the Trump administration’s first counterterrorism mission, which reportedly killed 14 al-Qaeda fighters, one U.S. Navy SEAL, and an unknown number of civilians in Yemen, the president and his press secretary have set a remarkably steep standard for when the administration’s military

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