A truck tows armored combat vehicles belonging to an Iraqi anti-Islamic State paramilitary group on August 31, 2017. AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images.
During last year’s presidential campaign, Donald Trump promised to do a great deal more in the Middle East than his immediate predecessors, but with much less. That is, he would achieve significantly more than Barack Obama at a much smaller sacrifice of blood and treasure than was incurred under George W. Bush. This he would