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President Trump launched a U.S. airstrike on a Syrian airfield late Thursday night in response to the Syrian government initiating a deadly chemical weapons attack on its people.

Now some are challenging the strike and what it means for the president’s “America first” message, including former CIA and NSA Director Gen. Michael Hayden during a Monday segment on CNN’s “New Day:”

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Hayden said that Trump’s intervention was “remarkable,” as the strike was “about as far away from an ‘America first’ philosophy as you can get.”


In fact, Hayden praised the decision for being for what he called “the good of the order” instead of a “narrowly defined American self-interest.”

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