Trump Is Strengthening The US Military Across The Board


Peace through strength. That sounds like a pretty simple motto, right?

Yet there are people in the political arena who would disagree. They claim the opposite “strength through peace,” or say that a nation that is too strong might use that strength improperly.

While it is nice to say that true strength comes through seeking peace, we live in the real world. I would love to live in a reality where the United Nations actually worked. Where diplomacy and reasonable discussion could win the day. That all that was necessary to end conflicts, poverty, and injustice around the world was peaceful, open communication.

But that’s not the real world. And when you have crazed, violent rhetoric on the comments section of decent websites like ours, imagine how much worse it is when the stakes are high. America is just one nation on a planet glutted with politics, governments, agendas, and crises. There will always be a group of radical terrorists, international criminal syndicates, or despots bent on world domination.

It may not be as hysterical as a James Bond movie, but the threats will always be there.

Our era has been marked—not by the latent threat of the Cold War—but the erratic, unexpected violence of Islamic terrorism. Groups like Al-Qaeda, ISIS, and others are bent on murdering as many people as possible. While these groups may not have the wherewithal to actually accomplish their goal of destroying the West, they have the devotion of militant disciples and the financial backing of several countries.

They pose a real threat that cannot be ignored.

That much is obvious. You won’t find a single person in the West who denies the dangers of ISIS. Yet there are liberals who don’t seem to understand just how dangerous ISIS is. Or they consider other forces to be far worse (like President Trump). Or they just simply want us to accept the constant attacks, deaths of innocent children, and vile torture as everyday occurrences.

It really boggles the mind.

What’s worse are the constant excuses for radical, Islamic terrorism. It seems there are liberals who try to act as apologists for violent, evil, losers. President Obama and others in the liberal media have tried to deflect the real reasons jihadists are killing so many people. And it only makes things worse.

Our nation has consistently misunderstood the challenge posed by jihadist terror, too, in part because our secular leaders and reporters often don’t believe jihadists mean what they say. Too many in the mainstream press believe jihadists are mainly motivated by resentment of colonialism, or by anger over the Iraq war, or by American support for Israel, rather than by the deep and ancient desire to spread fundamentalist Islam across the entire world. (National Review)

In his time, Obama blamed colonialism and “sweeping change brought by modernity and globalization” as reasons Muslim countries viewed the West as enemies. Apparently, iPads are the cause of terrorism (forgetting the fact that the Muslim world has benefited tremendously from the globalization of the oil industry).

The kind of logical gymnastics liberals undergo to avoid calling a spade a spade leaves them sounding like idiots. When a country is confronted by an enemy, it needs to defend itself.

It’s no use coming up with excuses as to why terrorism is knocking on our door. Strength through peace is pointless, if the other side does not want peace! What good is it to virtue signal, when the enemy is strapping bombs to themselves, blowing up kids outside a concert venue?

The only response, as it has always been throughout history, is to fight back.

In the era of Trump, America is doing just that. You might not like Trump. The thought that this orange-haired business mogul is now Leader of the Free World might cause you to gag. But that’s okay. He and his administration will put in the hard work so that the next time you’re partying at a club, you won’t fear a jihadist will gun you down.

The answer is peace through strength. Direct, honest and uncompromising decisions that secure our nation and beat back the forces of ISIS (and the rest) wherever they rear their ugly head.

But what has President Trump done to beef up our military? What decisions—if any—has his administration made that directly improve the military’s ability to keep Americans safe?

Let’s explore them, shall we?

President Trump has placed a high priority on rebuilding the U.S. military and allowing his commanders to make more calls. So far, in the administration’s first six months, successes have been piling up. (Breitbart)

One of the first big ones was defeating ISIS at Mosul. Mosul was a stronghold for the radical group, from which they could plan and launch more attacks. The U.S.-led coalition worked with Iraqi forces to root out ISIS, striking a huge blow in the terror network’s structure.

That has allowed Iraqi forces to clear out other regions where ISIS is embedded in their country.

What does that have to do with Trump? POTUS 45 reviewed the strategy implemented during Obama’s term and made a few key changes.

According to Mad Dog Mattis:

First, he delegated authority to the right level to aggressively and in a timely manner move against enemy vulnerabilities.

Secondly, he directed a tactical shift from shoving ISIS out of safe locations in an attrition fight to surrounding the enemy in their strongholds so we can annihilate ISIS. The intent is to prevent the return home of escaped foreign fighters. (Free Beacon)

Meaning, Trump told them to kill the enemy, not shoo them away.

The fight against terrorism in the Middle East often feels like a tug of war. That is because it is warfare unlike anything we’ve seen in conflicts past. U.S. forces have to adjust their tactics frequently in order to adapt to the various ways ISIS and other terror cells conduct themselves. If we don’t stay nimble, then our enemies can evade capture, flee to other bases, and endanger more civilians.

Trump’s change in how forces attacked ISIS directly led to bigger gains in the war to drive them from Iraq.