Trump doctrine: Economic security is national security

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump proclaimed a new national security strategy on Monday, following the news of his 2016 campaign as he declared: ‘America is in the game and America is going to win.”

In a speech at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Trump failed previous AMERICAN leaders for failing to look out for the nation’s citizens. He promised to look for opportunities to cooperate with competitors, but added that “we stand up for ourselves and we stand up for our country as we have never been.”

Trump’s strategy includes nations in constant competition, brushes in addition to Obama-era warnings about the climate change and confirms that the United States unilaterally defend the sovereignty of the state, even if that means danger for the existing agreements with the other countries that are a crucial part of american foreign policy since the Cold War.

The revision of many of his campaign themes, the president stated that he has already seen improvements since taking office, pointing to the economy’s strong performance, the revocation of the Trans-Pacific nership on trade and are intended to get out of the Paris climate agreement.

“America is coming back and coming back strong,” he said.

The strategy of the Republican president can change greatly AMERICAN international relations if carried out in full. It focuses on four themes: protection of the homeland, the promotion of American prosperity, the demonstration of peace through strength and promoting the American influence in a competitive world.

Trump ‘ s doctrine holds that nation-states are in continual competition and that the US must fight on all fronts to protect and defend the sovereignty of friend and foe alike. While the administration often says that “America First” does not mean “Only America,” the national security strategy makes it clear that the United States to stand up for themselves, even at the cost of alienating allies.

The last national strategy document, drawn up by u.s. President Barack Obama in 2015, declared climate change an “urgent and growing threat to our national security.” The Advantage of plan removes that provision — following the administration of the threat to pull out of the Paris climate agreement. The strategy sets out a target of an “energy-dominant nation”, but says that the United States “recognizes the importance of ecological stewardship.”

In his remarks, Trump stressed his “serious plans to defend our homeland.” He called again for the construction of a wall with Mexico, pledged to end “chain migration” of immigrants’ relatives and to close “loopholes in the law that undermine enforcement” of the immigration restrictions.

The strategy emphasizes that the U.S. economic security and national security. In his remarks, Trump called for “firm action against unfair trade practices and theft of intellectual property.”

The strategy is also the threats of “rogue regimes” like North Korea. It says that China and Russia “challenge American power, influence, and interests, is trying to erode, the American safety and prosperity.”

Despite international challenges, the document cites new opportunities to advance U.s. interests in the Middle East. “Some of our partners work together to reject radical ideologies and the main leaders are calling for a rejection of Islamist extremism and violence,” it says. “Promoting the political stability and sustainable prosperity, would contribute to an easing of the conditions that the fuel sectarian abuses.”

The strategy document states that, “for the generations of conflict between Israel and the Palestinians are understood as the prime irritant avoid of peace and prosperity in the region. Today, the threats of the radical jihadist terrorist organizations and the threat of Iran are creating the awareness that Israel is not the cause of the problems in the region. States have increasingly found common interests with Israel in the confrontation with common threats.”

Trump not to discuss Russian interference in the 2016 election during his speech, although the document also notes that “actors such as Russia with the help of information tools in an attempt to undermine the legitimacy of the democracies.”

He noted during his remarks that Russian President Vladimir Putin called him on the weekend thanks to the CIA for help in stopping a terror plot in St.-Petersburg.

“They were able to apprehend these terrorists before the event with no loss of life, and that is a great thing and the way it’s supposed to work,” said Trump.

He added: “Our competitors are tough, they are tenacious and focused on the long term, but so are we.”


Associated Press writers Matthew Lee and Zeke Miller contributed to this report.


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