Between mounting tensions with trigger-happy North Korean dictators and Jihad extremists in the Middle East, the chances for war are skyrocketing.
But with James “Mad Dog” Mattis as Secretary of Defense, the military will be made great again after former President Obama cut military funding.
Defense Secretary Mattis has a plan to make the military great again after Obama gutted the military.
Mattis believes that effective diplomacy must be backed by a strong military in order to negotiate from a position of strength.
When the Budget Control Act of 2011 was signed by former President Barack Obama, massive cuts were made for military operations and maintenance accounts– it had a devastating effect on the military’s ability to thrive.
President Trump already sent a bill to Congress to eliminate the defense sequester and called for one of the largest increases in defense spending in history.
Both Trump and Mattis had previously negotiated for a higher military budget.
The Daily Caller reported:
“Our military will be given the resources its brave warriors so richly deserve,” said Trump.
The defense sequester was the result of the Budget Control Act of 2011, which was signed into law by former President Barack Obama. The law caused major cuts in the military’s operations and maintenance accounts, which has subsequently had a drastically negative effect on the military’s training and readiness.
Backed by Trump’s support of military spending, “Mad Dog” Mattis will work to increase both the scale and readiness of the United States’ defenses.
The Daily Caller reported:
“Our military must ensure that the president and our diplomats always negotiate from a position of strength,” said Mattis in his written testimony. “Global threats require a global response applying the full weight of our own and our allies’ power, allies which are also increasing their defense outlays.”
Mattis argued that while diplomacy is important, it is the military which is the ultimate U.S. bargaining chip.
“Diplomatic solutions will remain our preferred options, but we cannot deny the role of our military in setting the conditions for diplomatic progress: military deterrence is only credible if the military strength is sufficiently formidable that allies can confidently align with us in tampering adversaries’ designs.”
Though diplomacy is always the preferred method of resolving conflict, conflict is escalating in both the Middle East and North Korea. War may be inevitable at some point, and a “realistic appreciation for what is needed to fight and win on the battlefield” is key to keeping the United States from falling victim to major attacks.
Though Obama decided to take the coward’s approach to foreign diplomacy and depleted our military’s resources, Defense Secretary Mattis will make the military great again by ensuring it is fully funded and operational once more.
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