Trump Lays Out His National Security Vision: America Will Win

Here is Katie Pavlich writing at about Trump’s national security vision — that not enough Americans will learn about:

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.

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