Have there ever been any other past US Presidents that said they'd take a very strong military action against an adversary like bombing or invading or whatever and actually take that action against that adversary during their presidency?
- Time period wise from the time of the POTUS' authorization and the execution of the correlated action from the time of the inauguration, I was curious what other presidents time frames may look like to compare
Context Stuff Below
On Donald Trump's campaign trail he talked about bombing shit out of ISIS after talking about all the oil fields they control and so forth in the Middle East region.
With this sort of tone it sounded as if Donald Trump knew something about hurting the ISIS terrorist group financially and talked very strongly about bombing them after mentioning their oil field control.
Fast forward to now and. . .
With the recent event and as per the CNN post:
"The US military dropped America's most powerful non-nuclear bomb on ISIS targets in Afghanistan Thursday, the first time this type of weapon has been used in battle, according to US officials."
According to CNBC regarding the event:
Earlier, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that the bomb targeted caves that ISIS fighters used to "move around freely." He explained that in order to defeat the terrorist group, the U.S. must deny it operational space.
How it appears
Donald Trump is early into his presidency and he has already authorized the use a "the mother of all bombs" on ISIS, but the actions are not in alignment with what he said with a passionate tone during his election campaign about the oil field controls and hurting them financially.