war hawks in the cabinet who urged the President to respond to the threat with armed force
Recent Examples on the WebJustin, whose real name The Oregonian/OregonLive has agreed to withhold for both his safety and that of his family in Iran, fears the attacks give credibility to war hawks in both nations.
oregonlive, 9 Jan. 2020 Should America be worried that Trump is filling his Cabinet with war hawks?
Joe Garofoli, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 Apr. 2018 Carvey explained, referencing Bolton’s reputation as a war hawk.
Time, 29 Mar. 2018
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