The time has come to rebuild, provide, and help our military men and women and our Veterans.
Phenomenal speech by the Republican Presidential Nominee Mr. Donald Trump: The audience was psyched as they cheered in Philadelphia Trump! Trump! Trump!
Mr. Trump specifically defined one of his most important objectives as President of the United States to implement and execute effective foreign policies, rebuild United States Military and provide them with the best healthcare and assimilation support team programs for them and their families.
He shared, explained, and effectively illustrated to the American people and those in office the importance of our national history, the effect of foreign policy decisions that were made after 9/11. He also stressed and specifically pointed out Military deficiencies comparatively back in history through today and moving forward into the future to implement a robust and upgraded military system.
He also talked extensively about how he plans to cut, renew, and implement a new financial military budget to meet the costs to include and rebuild the military infrastructure for our military men and women to execute and do their jobs with the confidence that their Commander in Chief fully supports their service and their sacrifice for this country.
Mr. Trump illustrated the culmination of foreign policy decisions that not only contributed to but directly led to Islamic radicalized terrorism which he will inherit as our next President of the United States. As we have watched, witnessed and gasped at every single terrorist attack that has taken place throughout the world.
Mr. Trump is completely committed and focused to stop and defeat ISIS.
It is only through a specific and well thought out foreign policy that you can illustrate the past successes, or in this case, a succession of failures. It is important that as proud Americans we take the time to understand more about foreign policy and how decisions are made affecting us as a nation and the world as a whole. The whole world is now affected by radical Islamic terrorism.
No elected President dreams of inheriting this nightmare. But no other elected President can face and defeat this enemy like Mr. Trump. If not stopped, ISIS will only continue to grow, harm, terrorize and kill innocent people throughout the world.
Mr. Trump would and could never be other than fully supportive to our active Military men and women. To provide them with the best military technology and the military warfare to do their jobs effectively and defeat the enemy.
As it is now very apparent and just as important that we invoke new healthcare policies to address and take care of needs of those men and women when they return home. They will immediately have access to the best healthcare system and the best assimilation support team programs for them and their families. To fully understand and know that they, our military men and women will truly be taken care of when they return home. Including all our veterans at home to finally have the a comprehensive healthcare plan and support system to help them as they should have been taken care of in the past. That is what President Trump will implement with Congress to prioritize and take care of the Military and Veterans of the United States.
Here is Mr. Trump’s speech:
“Thank you very much. Beautiful place. Greatly appreciated. Thank you very much it’s a great honor.”
Today, I am here to talk to you about three crucial words that should be at the center and always of our foreign policy.
Peace Through Strength
We want to achieve a stable peaceful world with less conflict and more common ground.
I am proposing a new foreign policy focused on advancing America’s core national interests, promoting regional stability and producing and easing the tensions within our very troubled world. This will require rethinking the failed policies of the past. We can make new friends, rebuild old alliances and bring new allies into the fold and we can do that.
I’m proud to have the support of war fighting generals, active duty military and top experts who know both how to win and how to avoid endless wars that we are cut up in. Like the one we have right now, that just never ever ends; our longest war.
Just yesterday eighty eight top generals and admirals endorsed my campaign and these people are fantastic.
In a Trump administration our actions in the middle east will be tempered by realism. The current strategy of toppling regimes with no plan for what to do the day after only produces power vacuums that are filled simply by terrorists.
Gradual reform not sudden and radical change should be our guiding objective in that region.
We should work with any country that shares our goals of destroying ISIS and defeating radical Islamic terrorism. We will form new friendships and new partnerships based on this mission and this mission alone. We now have an administration and a former Secretary of State who refused to say radical Islamic terrorism and unless you’re not going say these words you’re never going to solve the problem; it’s very simple.
Immediately after taking office I will ask my generals to present to me a plan within 30 days to defeat and destroy ISIS.
This will require military warfare but also cyber warfare, financial warfare and ideological warfare as I laid out in my speech on defeating radical Islamic terrorism several few weeks ago.
Instead of an apology tour which you saw President Obama give over and over again. I will proudly promote our system of government and our way of life as the best in the world. Just like we did in our campaign against communism during the cold war.
We will show the whole world how proud we are to be Americans.
At the same time immigration security is a vital part of our national security.
We only want to admit people to our country who will support our values and will love our people. They have to love our people. These are in fact the pillars of a sound national security strategy.
Unlike my opponent my foreign policy will emphasize diplomacy not destruction. Hillary Clinton’s legacy in Iraq, Libya and Syria has produced only turmoil and suffering and death. Her destructive policies have displaced millions of people. Then she’s invited the refugees into the west with no plan to screen them.
Including Veteran healthcare costs, the price of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will total approximately 6 trillion dollars according to a report on the Washington Examiner. We could have rebuild our country over and over again. Yet, after all this money was spent and lives lost, Clinton’s policies as Secretary of State have left the Middle East in more disarray than ever before, not even close, had we done nothing we would have been in a far better position.
Meanwhile, China has grown more aggressive and North Korea more dangerous and belligerent. Russia has defied this administration at every single turn. Putin has no respect for President Obama and has absolutely no respect for Hillary Clinton.
Sometimes it seemed like there wasn’t a country in the Middle East that Hillary Clinton didn’t want to invade, intervene in or topple. She’s trigger-happy and very unstable. Whether we like it or not that’s what’s going on.
Hillary Clinton is also reckless. So reckless in fact, that she put her emails on a illegal server that are enemy’s could easily hack and probably have. Then Clinton’s team used a technology called Bleachbit which is basically acid and this is going to acid wash her emails. Who would do this? And nobody does it because of the expense. Who would do this? They even took a hammer to some of her 13 phones to cover up her tracks in obstruction of justice. These email records were destroyed after she received a subpoena. Remember, after – after she received a subpoena from Congress to turn the emails over. If you do that in private enterprise it’s a violation of the law. She did this after receiving a subpoena from the United States Congress.
In the FBI report she claims she couldn’t recall important information on 39 separate and different occasions.
She can’t even remember whether she has trained in the use of classified information and she said she didn’t even know the letter “C” means confidential or at least classified. If she can’t remember such crucial events and information – honestly, she’s totally unfit to be our Commander in Chief; totally unfit. But I have a feeling she did remember and she does know and that also makes her unfit.
Her conduct is simply disqualifying. She talks about her experience, but Hillary Clinton’s only foreign policy experience ended up in absolute failure. Everywhere she got involved, things got worse.
Let’s look back at the middle east at the very beginning of 2009 before Hillary Clinton was sworn-in.
Libya was stable.
Syria was under control.
Egypt was ruled by a secular President and an ally of the United States.
Iraq was experiencing a reduction in violence. The group that would become what is now called ISIS was close to being extinguished. Would have never happened. Would have never happened.
Iran was being choked off by economic sanctions.
Fast forward to today. What have we gotten from the horrible horrible decisions made by Barack Obama and Secretary Clinton?
Libya is in ruins.
Our Ambassador and three other brave Americans are dead and ISIS has gained a new base of operations and taking the very valuable oil.
Syria is in the midst of a disastrous civil war.
ISIS controls large portions of territory.
A refugee crisis now threatens Europe and the United States and hundreds of thousands of people are dead.
In Egypt, terrorists have gained a foothold in the Sinai desert near the Suez Canal one of the most essential waterways anywhere in the world.
Iraq is in chaos and ISIS is on the loose.
Iran by the way will be taking over Iraq and their vast oil reserves.
ISIS has spread across the Middle East and into the west.
Iran the world’s largest states sponsor of terrorism, is now flush with $150 billion dollars in cash, being released and released by the United States. Plus another 1.7 billion that we just learned about last evening in cash ransom payments. We thought it was 400 million turns out that is now 1.7 Billion dollars in cash. In other words our country was blackmailed and extorted into paying. This is unheard-of amount of money used as ransom and our President lied to us.
Worst of all, the nuclear deal puts Iran, to number one state sponsor of radical Islamic terrorism, on a path to nuclear weapons and path will go very quickly. This is Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy, legacy, failure and death.
But that’s not all. President Obama and Hillary Clinton have also overseen deep cuts in our military, which only invite more aggression from our adversaries. Really, we will have aggression like you’ve never seen before. You’ve got it already happening. Our adversaries are chomping at the bit.
History shows that when America is not prepared is when the danger is greatest. We want to deter, avoid and prevent conflict through our unquestioned military strength..
Under Barrack Obama and Hillary Clinton, defense spending is on track to fall to it’s lowest level as a share of the economy since the end of World War II. We currently have the smallest Army since 1940. The Navy is among the smallest it has been since 1915, that’s a hundred years ago. The Air Force is the smallest it’s been since 1947.
When Ronald Reagan left office, our navy had 592 ships.
When Barrack Obama took office, it had 285 ships.
Today, the Navy has just 276 ships.
The average air force aircraft is 27 years old.
We have second generation B52 bombers, their fathers flew the same plane as they’re flying right now.
This is not the United States.
Our Army has been shrinking rapidly, from 553,000 soldiers in 2009 to 479,000 soldiers today. It’s some decrease and they want to make it smaller.
In 2009 our Marine Corp had 202,000 active Marines. Today, it’s 182,000.
Our ship count is below the minimum of 308 that the Navy says is needed to execute it’s current missions; at a minimal level.
President Obama plans to reduce the Army to 450,000 troops which would hamstring our ability to defend the United States.
It takes 22 years on average to field a major new weapon system.
In 2010 the United States spent 554 billion dollars on non-war base defense spending.
In the current year and I have to say currently, were $548 billion dollars, a cut of 10% in real inflation adjusted dollars. This reduction was done through what is known as the sequester, or automatic defense budget cuts. Under the budget agreement defense took half of the cuts, even though it makes up one sixth of the budget.
As soon as I take office, I will ask Congress to fully eliminate the defense sequester and will submit a new budget to rebuild our Military.
This will increase certainty in the defense community as to funding and will allow our military leaders to plan for our future defense needs. And most importantly we will be defended. Because without defense we don’t have country.
As part of removing the defense sequester. I will ask Congress to fully offset the cost of an increased military spending in the process, we will make government leaner and more responsive to the public.
I will ask that savings be accomplished through common sense reforms that eliminate government waste and budget gimmicks and that protect absolutely protect hard earned benefits for Americans.
Government wide, improper government payments are estimated to exceed $135 billion dollars per year and the amount of unpaid taxes is estimated to be as high as 385 billion dollars per year.
We can also reduce the size of federal bureaucracy through responsible workforce attrition. That is, when employees retire, they can be replaced by a smaller number of new employees. That’s the best way to do it.
We can also stop funding programs that are not authorized in law. Congress spent $320 billion dollars last year on 256 expired laws. These are laws that are gone and spending all that money. Removing just 5% of that will reduce spending by almost $200 billion dollars over a ten year period.
The military will not be exempt either. The Military bureaucracy will have to be trimmed down. We have to create that strength and sometimes we have to reduce bureaucracy it just gets in our way.
Early in my term, I will also be requesting that all NATO nations promptly pay their bills. Which many are not doing right now. They are required to spend 2% of GDP on defense. They understand it. They know they have do it. They can afford do it. They have no respect for our current leadership. They no respect for our country. They will do it. They will be happy to do it. They will happy to do it.
Additionally, I will be respectfully asking countries such as Germany, Japan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia to pay more for the tremendous security we provide them and they’ll fully understand. Their economic behemoths, they are tremendously successful countries but we are subsidizing them for billions and billions of dollars. I think they’ll understand.
Finally, we will have at our disposal additional revenues from unleashing American energy. The Institute for Energy Research cites a “short-run” figure of as much as $36 billion annually from increased energy production.
Using these new funds, I will ask my Secretary of Defense to propose a new defense budget to meet the following long-term goals.
We will build an active Army of around 540,000, as the Army’s Chief of Staff has said he needs. We now have only 31 Brigade Combat Teams, or 490,000 troops, and only one-third of combat teams are considered combat-ready.
We will build a Marine Corps based on 36 battalions, which the Heritage Foundation notes is the minimum needed to deal with major contingencies – we have 23 now.
We will build a Navy of 350 surface ships and submarines, as recommended by the bipartisan National Defense Panel – we have 276 ships now.
And we will build an Air Force of at least 1,200 fighter aircraft, which the Heritage Foundation has shown to be needed to execute current missions – we have 1,113 now.
We will also seek to develop a state of the art missile defense system.
Under Obama-Clinton, our ballistic missile defense capability has been degraded. At the very moment the US and its allies are facing a heightened missile threat from states like Iran and North Korea. As these potential adversaries grow their missile programs, US military facilities in Asia and the Middle East, as well as our allies, are increasingly in range, with the United States homeland also potentially threatened.|
We propose to rebuild the key tools of missile defense, starting with the Navy cruisers that are the foundation of our missile defense capabilities in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. The Obama-Clinton administration tried repeatedly to remove our cruisers from service, then refused to modernize these aging ships.
We will start by modernizing our cruisers to provide the Ballistic Missile Defense capability our nation needs; this will cost around $220 million per modernization as we seek to modernize a significant portion of these 22 ships.
As we expand our Navy toward the goal of 350 ships, we will also procure additional modern destroyers that are designed to handle the missile defense mission in the coming years.
Accomplishing this military rebuild will be a fifty-state effort —every state in the union will be able to take part in rebuilding our military and developing the technologies of tomorrow.
In addition, we will improve the Department of Defense’s cyber capabilities. Hillary Clinton has taught us all how vulnerable we are to cyber hacking.
Which is why one of the first things we must do is to enforce all classification rules, and enforce all laws relating to the handling of classified information.
Hillary Clinton put her emails on a secret server to cover-up her pay-for-play scandals at the State Department. Nothing threatens the integrity of our Democracy more than when government officials put their public office up for sale.
We will also make it a priority to develop defensive and offensive cyber capabilities at our U.S. Cyber Command, and recruit the best and brightest Americans.
One of my first directives after taking office will be asking the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and all relevant federal departments, to conduct a thorough review of United States cyber defenses and identify all vulnerabilities – in our power grid, our communications systems, and all vital infrastructure. I will then ask for a plan to immediately protect those vulnerabilities. At the same time, we will invest heavily in offensive cyber capabilities to disrupt our enemies, including terrorists who rely heavily on internet communications.
These new investments in cybersecurity, and the modernization of our military, will spur substantial new job creation in the private sector and help create the jobs and technologies of tomorrow.
America must be the world’s dominant technological powerhouse of the 21stcentury, and young Americans – including in our inner cities – should get these new jobs.
We must also ensure that we have the best medical care, education and support for our military service members and their families – both when they serve, and when they return to civilian life.
Our debt to our men and women in uniform is eternal.
To all those who have served this nation, I say: I will never let you down.
We will protect those who protect us.
And we will follow their example of unity. We will work across all racial and income lines to create One American Nation.
Together, we will have one great American future.
We will be one people, under one God, saluting one American flag.
America will be a prosperous, generous and inclusive society.
We will discard the failed policies and division of the past, and embrace true American change to rebuild our economy, rebuild our inner cities, and rebuild our country.
We Will Bring Back Our Jobs.
We Will Make America Strong Again.
We Will Make America Safe Again.
And We Will Make America Great Again.