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Trump has been commander-in-chief for a year. Here’s how he’s used the military so far.

He's expanded existing conflicts — and threatened to get the U.S. into new ones.

President Donald Trump had been in office just days when he authorized his first military operation — a chaotic raid on al-Qaeda in Yemen that left one Navy SEAL dead.

Trump, the first person to be elected president of the United States without any political or military experience, had run on a non-interventionist platformpromising to defeat ISIS, but to devote most of his energy and resources to “making America great again.”

“America first will be the overriding theme of my administration,” Trump said in an . “I will never send our finest into battle unless necessary, and I mean absolutely necessary, and will only

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