The bad part is he may need to face down Putin in Syria to prove to the American people that he has the right stuff. Putin is a student of Machiavelli, so he will get something in return for his faux retreat. Perhaps a removal of those cruise missiles in Nato countries which can take out Moscow command and control before they can retaliate. Cheney put the US boot to the throat of the Kremlin. Obama knew, you don’t give up that kind of advantage, so it falls to Trump to betray our strategic nuclear advantage. Would he do that for a no-fly zone (Clinton policy) and boots on the ground in Syria?