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Trump Lays Out His National Security Vision: America Will Win ^ | December 18, 2017 | Katie Pavlich

Posted on 12/18/2017 1:58:33 PM PST by Kaslin

Speaking from the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington D.C. Monday afternoon, President Trump officially laid out his National Security Strategy focused on four specific areas guided by America first principles.

"Our new strategy is based on a principled realism, guided by our vital national interests and rooted in our timeless values. This strategy recognizes that whether we like it or not, we are engaged in a new era of competition.  We accept that vigorous military, economic, and political contests are now playing out around the world," Trump said.

"We know that American success is not a forgone conclusion.  It must be earned and it must be won. Our rivals are tough, tenacious, and committed to the long term.  And so are we. To succeed, we must integrate every dimension of our national strength – and we must compete with every instrument of our national power," he continued. "With the strategy I am announcing today, we are declaring that America is in the game and America is determined to win." 

The four pillars, with a special focus on immigration and boosting the economy, will guide Trump's approach to national security. They are the following:

I. PROTECT THE HOMELAND:  President Trump’s fundamental responsibility is to protect the American people, the homeland, and the American way of life.

II. PROMOTE AMERICAN PROSPERITY:  A strong economy protects the American people, supports our way of life, and sustains American power.

III. PRESERVE PEACE THROUGH STRENGTH:  An America strengthened, renewed, and rejuvenated will ensure peace and deter hostility.

IV. ADVANCE AMERICAN INFLUENCE:  As a force for good throughout its history, America will use its influence to advance our interests and benefit humanity.

During his remarks, President Trump also recalled his experience and results driven meetings around the world this year during significant foreign trips to NATO headquarters in Brussels, Asia and the Middle East. 

"Following my trip to the Middle East, the Gulf states and other Muslim-majority nations joined together to fight radical Islamist ideology and terrorist financing.  We have dealt ISIS one devastating defeat after another.  The coalition to defeat ISIS has now recaptured almost 100 percent of the land once held by these terrorists in Iraq and Syria.  Great job...We have a great military.  We're now chasing them wherever they flee, and we will not let them into the United States," he said. "Our efforts to strengthen the NATO Alliance set the stage for significant increases in member contributions, with tens of billions of dollars more pouring in because I would not allow member states to be delinquent in the payment while we guarantee their safety and are willing to fight wars for them.  We have made clear that countries that are immensely wealthy should reimburse the United States for the cost of defending them.  This is a major departure from the past, but a fair and necessary one -- necessary for our country, necessary for our taxpayer, necessary for our own thought process."

Over the past 11 months, I have travelled tens of thousands of miles, to visit 13 countries. I have met with more than 100 world leaders and everywhere I traveled, it was my highest privilege and greatest honor to represent the AMERICAN PEOPLE!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 18, 2017

On North Korea, Trump touted tough talk and sanctions as successful, but noted more has to be done to denuclearize the regime. 

"Our campaign of maximum pressure on the North Korean regime has resulted in the toughest-ever sanctions.  We have united our allies in an unprecedented effort to isolate North Korea.  However, there is much more work to do.  America and its allies will take all necessary steps to achieve a denuclearization and ensure that this regime cannot threaten the world," Trump said. "This situation should have been taken care of long before I got into office, when it was much easier to handle.  But it will be taken care of.  We have no choice."

Further, Trump noted Russia and China as adversaries and the official NSS document acknowledges Russia's efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election through propaganda.

Many are praising the new strategy as Reaganesque and a much needed departure from President Obama's foreign policy ideology. 

The president's National Security Strategy is required by Congress. 

TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: foreignpolicy; nationalsecstrategy; nationalsecurity; presidenttrump; trumpnatlsecurity
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1 posted on 12/18/2017 1:58:33 PM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Which is why the left hates him so much.

2 posted on 12/18/2017 2:03:35 PM PST by I want the USA back (*slam is not a religion. It is a political movement to establish a religion.)
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To: Kaslin

No argument here - looks good.

3 posted on 12/18/2017 2:06:01 PM PST by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: I want the USA back
That is the reason he got my vote. We need to recruit more like him into our government.
4 posted on 12/18/2017 2:08:49 PM PST by Dandy (Drain the swamp baby!!!)
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To: Kaslin; All

“The president’s National Security Strategy is required by Congress.”

Here’s the last one 0bama submitted in 2015. Compare and contrast...if you dare! (PDF Document)

This National Security Strategy provides a vision for strengthening and sustaining American leadership in this still young century. It clarifies the purpose and promise of American power. It aims to advance our interests and values with initiative and from a position of strength. We will deter and defeat any adversary that threatens our national security and that of our allies. We confidently welcome the peaceful rise of other countries as partners to share the burdens for maintaining a more peaceful and prosperous world. We will continue to collaborate with established and emerging powers to promote our shared security and defend our common humanity, even as we compete with them in economic and other realms. We will uphold and refresh the international rules and norms that set the parameters for such collaboration and competition. We will do all of this and more with confidence that the international system whose
creation we led in the aftermath of World War II will continue to serve America and the world well. This is an ambitious, but achievable agenda, especially if we continue to restore the bipartisan center that has been a pillar of strength for American foreign policy in decades past. America has greater capacity to adapt and recover from setbacks than any other country. A core element of our strength is our unity and our certainty that American leadership in this century, like the last, remains indispensable.

President Trump’s Conclusion, 2017:

This National Security Strategy sets a positive strategic direction for the United States that is meant to reassert America’s advantages on the world stage and to build upon our country’s great strengths. During the Trump Administration, the American people can be confident that their security and prosperity will always come first. A secure, prosperous, and free America will be strong and
ready to lead abroad to protect our interests and our way of life. America’s renewed strategic confidence is anchored in our re-commitment to the principles inscribed in our found-
ing documents. The National Security Strategy celebrates and protects what we hold dear— individual liberty, the rule of law, a democratic system of government, tolerance, and opportunity for all. By knowing ourselves and what we stand
for, we clarify what we must defend and we establish guiding principles for our actions. This strategy is guided by principled realism. It is realist because it acknowledges the central role of power in international politics, affirms that sovereign states are the best hope for a peaceful world, and clearly defines oor national interests. It is principled because it is grounded in the knowledge that advancing American principles spreads peace and prosperity around the globe. We are guided by our values and disciplined by our interests. This Administration has a bright vision of America’s future. America’s values and influence, under written by American power, make the world more free, secure, and prosperous. Our Nation derives its strength from the American people. Every American has a role to play in this grand, national effort to implement this America First National Security Strategy. Together, our task is to strengthen our families, to build up our communities, to serve our citizens, and to celebrate American greatness as a shining example to the world. We will leave our children and grandchildren a Nation that is stronger, better, freer, prouder, and greater than ever before.

5 posted on 12/18/2017 2:14:17 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set.)
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To: Kaslin

So then we’re going to pull out of Syria? Right?

6 posted on 12/18/2017 2:17:21 PM PST by MeganC
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To: Kaslin

I am reminded of Ronald Reagan’s strategy for the Cold War when he said, “We win, they lose”.

7 posted on 12/18/2017 2:19:51 PM PST by Retain Mike
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To: MeganC
So then we’re going to pull out of Syria? Right?

The deep state scums are obsessed with it... and I know why... won't say here...

8 posted on 12/18/2017 2:30:32 PM PST by Oak Leafer
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To: Oak Leafer

The gas pipeline?

9 posted on 12/18/2017 2:31:47 PM PST by MeganC
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To: MeganC

PARTIALLY the pipeline(s).

10 posted on 12/18/2017 2:33:14 PM PST by Oak Leafer
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Trump's MAGA Graph - 2017

11 posted on 12/18/2017 3:10:33 PM PST by DoughtyOne (McConnell, Ryan, and the whole GOPe are dead to me. Are Alabamans tired of winning?)
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To: Kaslin

God I love this man!!!

THIS is what leadership looks like. MAGA!!!!

12 posted on 12/18/2017 3:12:39 PM PST by Basket_of_Deplorables (Drone Soros and sons!!!)
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To: Basket_of_Deplorables

Yes indeed.

13 posted on 12/18/2017 3:25:48 PM PST by Kaslin (Quid est Veritas?: What Is Truth?)
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To: Kaslin

I love this man. America first.

14 posted on 12/18/2017 3:30:51 PM PST by sweeperboy
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To: Kaslin

I hope Xi jinping LOSES SLEEP for the next few months.

Theres a new sheriff in town, and he’s the first president in a LONG TIME who will win.

15 posted on 12/18/2017 3:39:54 PM PST by Celerity
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To: Kaslin

16 posted on 12/18/2017 3:43:29 PM PST by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: sweeperboy


Truest inspiration is P Trump

17 posted on 12/18/2017 3:46:09 PM PST by combat_boots (God bless Israel and all who protect and defend her! Merry Christmas! In God We Trust!)
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To: DoughtyOne; V K Lee; HarleyLady27; Liz
A winning graph there, DoughtyOne.

Did you hear Trump's speech at the FBI National Academy graduation in Quantico, VA?  Classic Trump.  Tough, humorous, and a guy who shows he really cares about the men and women in blue.

Wonderful stuff. Here's the YouTube starting with Jeff Sessions' brief introduction of PDJT.

18 posted on 12/18/2017 5:46:42 PM PST by poconopundit (MAGA... Get the Spirit. Grow your community. Focus on your Life's Work. Empower the Young.)
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To: poconopundit

I saw it, and wasn’t it Pence who introduced him?

At any rate, he thinks like us and it’s just very comforting to know he is in charge.

I liked that background so much I made some screen captures on my iPhone X.

19 posted on 12/18/2017 5:50:17 PM PST by DoughtyOne (McConnell, Ryan, and the whole GOPe are dead to me. Are Alabamans tired of winning?)
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To: DoughtyOne

Cool graph!

As cool as our president

20 posted on 12/18/2017 8:41:46 PM PST by CottonBall (Thank you, Julian!)
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