Wednesday, March 29, 2017

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President Donald Trump first ambassador attorney David Friedman was sworn in as America's envoy to Israel, Vice President Mike Pence administered the oath of office to Friedman to the sensitive diplomatic post as "one of the clearest signs" of the president's commitment to the state of Israel and the Jewish people.

"The president of the United States of America is a lifelong friend of Israel and the Jewish people and, under his leadership, if the world knows nothing else the world will know this: America stands with Israel," Pence said as Friedman's wife, Tammy, their five children and most of their grandchildren watched.

Tactical and operational success do not necessarily translate into strategic success, a perfect example is the Iraq "Surge", because it is clear with current tensions still in the region, that U.S. efforts did not create the lasting peace many hoped for.