- Julian Zelizer: World leaders are watching to see if Trump has the self-control and long-term strategic vision needed for Syria
- If the president is successful, the public could move past the controversies that have plagued his administration so far, Zelizer writes
Julian Zelizer, a history and public affairs professor at Princeton University and a New America fellow, is the author of "The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society." He's co-host of the "Politics & Polls" podcast. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own.
(CNN)With the cruise missile attack on a Syrian airbase, President Trump has turned the national conversation away from the Russia scandal and White House infighting.