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Trump Bowed to Pentagon Restraint on Syria Strikes

April 16, 2018 3:09 AM
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President was dissuaded from more robust action, in first test of new national-security team

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump deferred to his Pentagon chief’s caution and tempered his preference for a more robust attack on Syria over allegations it used deadly gas on civilians, the first hints at the direction of his revamped national-security team.

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