Presidents in Wartime President Bush's appearance today at Camp Lejune, where he rallied the troops, is an example of a long, rich history of presidents in wartime. Each president brings his own style to the role of commander in chief. For most, the challenge is finding the proper balance between the urge for hands-on involvement, and the need to keep the big picture in sight. NPR's Brian Naylor reports.
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President Bush's appearance today at Camp Lejune, where he rallied the troops, is an example of a long, rich history of presidents in wartime. Each president brings his own style to the role of commander in chief. For most, the challenge is finding the proper balance between the urge for hands-on involvement, and the need to keep the big picture in sight. NPR's Brian Naylor reports.