President Trump is placing significantly more trust in our military than administrations have in past years, giving it the leeway to respond to the threat of radical Islamic terrorism as it sees fit, per The Daily Caller.
The Obama administration took the opposite approach.
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“It’s not the same as it was, you don’t have to ask us before you drop a MOAB,” a senior military official told TheWSJ, using the acronym for the large bomb. “Technically there’s no piece of paper that says you have to ask the president to drop a MOAB. But last year this time, the way [things were] meant, ‘I’m going to drop a MOAB, better let the White House know.’”
While there’s been no formal change in procedure, the same official said that “there is a sense among these commanders that they are able to do a bit more—and so they are.”