President Trump Foreign Policy Versus The Threat of Radical Islam Terrorism
President Trump has promised to combat the radical islam terrorism since his inauguration day. His administration has also taken a non compromise position in dealing with the issue.
One of the main issue is its foreign affairs that combine progressive rhetoric and conventional policy according to Daily Telegraph. President Trump emphasized his point with eloquence to push his foreign policy agenda forward and bringing back order.
This can be seen in his position to take a stance to oppose the two-state solution for Israel-Palestinian conflict. For decades, Palestine has rejected to acknowledge Israel as the sovereign state and negotiation partner for the conflict. This attitude was also encouraged by Obama’s administration that resulted a deadlock in the peace negotiation process.
President Trump’s strong rhetoric to deny the two-state solution has given a shock therapy to the Palestinians. He also made a strong stance in dealing with the radical islam that is considered as the enemy. This approach is similar to what President Reagan’s policy “peace through strength,” according to Washington Times.
As the threat of radical islam terrorism increased, President Trump responded by increasing the power of U.S. military force. He exhibited the plan during his address to the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday, Feb. 24.
“Nobody will dare question our military might again,” President Trump said in his speech to the CPAC audience at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Maryland. “We believe in peace through strength and that’s what we will have.”
President Trump and his administration has also taken a strong rhetoric to the U.S. allies, including NATO to strengthen their military power and increase the military spending. U.S. Defence Secretary General James Mattis has warned the European allies regarding the needs to deal with the threat of Islamic State and Russian.
The Pentagon chief prompted U.S. allies in Europe to set timetable in reaching the target of 2 percent of the GDP on the military spending. He warned that it would be unacceptable for the U.S. to carry the burden of defending European countries on its own. The 28 countries of U.S. allies in Europe must start to increase their military budget.
Watch the full speech of President Trump at the CPAC 2017 below: