President Donald Trump kept his promise to defeat ISIS and he eliminated terrorist leaders Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and Qassem Soleimani, all without starting a single war.
This careful international strategy completely changed the difficult situation in the country five years ago, states a White House report issued on Oct. 22.
“Americans watched in horror as ISIS gained power and territory in the Middle East and radical Islamist terrorists killed 14 Americans on U.S. soil in San Bernardino, California,” the report said.
“The facts speak for themselves, Trump has successfully aligned U.S. national security strategy with our national interests,” noted foreign policy expert Harry Kazianis.
President Trump has not only dominated terrorist enemies, but he has also pushed for peace.
This year, within a month of each other, two of Israel’s neighbors entered into peace agreements with the country, after only two agreements between Israel and two of its other neighbors had been agreed upon in a 72-year period, the White House noted.
Likewise, Trump modernized the equipment and infrastructure of the national defense and supported the troops with the largest salary increase in a decade.
On the one hand he withdrew from Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran in which Obama gave Iran more than $100 billion to finance violence and terrorism. President Trump also imposed strong sanctions on Tehran.
On the other hand, he strongly sanctioned totalitarian regimes such as those in Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela, in defense of their citizens.
In addition, he demanded that countries allied to NATO comply with their financial obligations, achieving revenues of more than $130 billion.
But even so, the biggest threat that President Trump has had to face is that posed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), on which he imposed tariffs to improve the balance of trade, stopped the theft of intellectual property, and access to crucial U.S. information networks.
Trump is also repatriating soldiers scattered in various countries around the world.
In compliance with this, the Prime Minister of Iraq, Mustafa al-Kadhimi, confirmed the withdrawal of 2,500 U.S. soldiers from his country.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) established the strong contrast between the peace-seeking management of the Trump administration and the war commitments acquired by the Obama administration.
“Compare President Trump with the disastrous record of Joe Biden, who’s consistently called for more war,” Paul said, according to The Hill.
He added, “Joe Biden voted for the Iraq war, which President Trump has long called the worst geopolitical mistake of our generation.”