Trump Modifications Track, Flexes Us Muscle Distant Places

“Trump’s campaign rhetoric was largely designed to get him elected,” said James Carafano, a national security analyst at the Heritage Foundation.
Trump’s shift on foreign military engagement marks an acknowledgment of hard global realities, analysts say.
Some of these increases were initiated under President Barack Obama, but Trump has continued and in many cases boosted them.
In Asia, Trump is considering responses to North Korea’s aggressive pursuit of nuclear weapons and missile capabilities that include military options.
“Fundamentally, Trump is a realist and he does have values that are consistent with American interests,” Carafano said.

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