Donald J. Trump’s use of Twitter to make policy proclamations has become more or less something of a new normal in Washington, D.C.
However, Trump’s tweeting of potential military action takes it to a new level of incredulity.
The president has alerted Russia that via Twitter that he might fire missiles at Syrian military installations. He put the Russians on notice. Indeed, he has alerted them to the point that the Russians say they might retaliate against any military strike against their allies, the Syrians.
Is this how the commander in chief is supposed to manage our strategic military operation?
Is this how we keep our secrets to ourselves? Is this how we now prepare for a military strike, by telling one of our major geopolitical adversaries what we intend to do?
Memo to The Donald: The Russians have nukes, too. A lot of them.
Twitter taunts ain’t the way to conduct matters of high statecraft.