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President Trump Touts Foreign Policy Progress While Putting Allies On Notice

President Donald Trump is happy with recent gains made against ISIS in the Middle East, and credits a shift in foreign policy from his predecessors as the result. Military men are now fighting to win, as they weren’t during the globalist regimes of Obama and Bush. “Everybody is talking about the progress you’ve made in the last few months since I opened it up,” Trump said in a Thanksgiving video call to the troops in Afghanistan. “We’re not fighting anymore to just walk around. We’re fighting to win. You’ve turned it around over the last three to four months like… Keep Reading

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With ISIS Practically Defeated, US Military Plans To Remain In Syria Anyway

Pentagon officials are bragging about the progress made against ISIS in the Middle East, particularly in Syria. Despite claiming that ISIS is “defeated” in the region, Pentagon brass admits that there are no plans to withdraw from Syria or the Middle East that are being considered. US troops are now in the city of Raqqa, formerly the headquarters of ISIS in Syria, helping civilians provide aid to the community ravaged by constant bombings for many years. The US forces do not plan to leave after the area is stabilized though, as American leaders now set their sights on Syrian President… Keep Reading

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Trump’s Foreign Policy Success Results In ISIS Retreating, Syria Situation Stabilizing

President Donald Trump campaigned against the wars in Libya, Iraq and Syria on the campaign last year, even sounding like a non-interventionist at times. While he hasn’t lived up to his promise on all fronts as president, Trump is certainly seeing big results in Syria because of his actions. Trump signed a controversial ceasefire with Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier this year regarding Syria. As Democrats, ‘Never Trump’ Republicans, and other Trump enemies pointed to this as evidence of sinister collusion, the two leaders insisted that they were merely conducting standard diplomacy. The results in Syria since the agreement occurred… Keep Reading

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Citing Iran Fears, Israel Quietly Lobbied Against Syrian Ceasefire Agreement

Hailed as an early diplomatic achievement for President Trump, he announced a ceasefire in Syria with Russian President Vladimir Putin last month. This is likely to stop ISIS and other Islamic radicals from overthrowing Syrian President Bashir al-Assad. However, the state of Israel lobbied against the agreement, fearing that it would embolden their Iranian enemies. According to a Haaretz report, Israel, the United States and Russia were involved in secret deliberations before the ceasefire was finalized last month. During those deliberations, Israel lobbied aggressively against the agreement citing that it would strengthen the Iranian regime. Israel’s primary foreign policy goal… Keep Reading

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The “Free Syrian Army” Whines After President Trump Cuts Off Their Federal Aid

It is no secret that Syrian terrorists were, more or less, on the federal payroll during the Obama administration. Former President Obama, with support from partisan Democrats and neoconservatives, followed the policy of encouraging terrorists to overthrow Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. This would have created a situation analogous to what occurred in Libya or Iraq after American foreign interventions rocked those countries. But the so-called “Free Syrian Army” got a rude awakening this week that there is a new sheriff in town after news broke that Trump ended a CIA program designed to help them overthrow the Assad government. “Certainly… Keep Reading

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Trump Administration Threatens Second Major Strike Against Assad’s Military

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer released a statement on Monday to media outlets which accused the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad of plotting a chemical weapons attack against civilians. The statement said the following: “The United States has identified potential preparations for another chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime that would likely result in the mass murder of civilians, including innocent children.  The activities are similar to preparations the regime made before its April 4, 2017 chemical weapons attack. As we have previously stated, the United States is in Syria to eliminate the Islamic State of Iraq and… Keep Reading

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Presidents Trump & Putin Discuss Syria: Seeking Common Ground, Cooperation

President Trump spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin via phone today about potential solutions to the ongoing Syrian Civil War. The world leaders agreed that the time has come for the destructive and brutal conflict to come to a peaceful conclusion. In the official White House readout of the phone call, the conversation was described as a “very good one, and included the discussion of safe, or de-escalation, zones to achieve lasting peace for humanitarian and many other reasons.” Ongoing cooperation between Russia and the United States with regards to the conflict would represent a break from traditional U.S foreign policy.… Keep Reading

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The Trump Doctrine Takes Shape

The concept of Presidential Doctrine dates back to when James Monroe adopted a posture of anti-European colonialism in the western hemisphere. Since that time many presidents have come and gone without leaving a signature stamp on the attitude and behavior of our nation vis a vis foreign policy though many have at most sought to merely modify pre-existing positions. Theodore Roosevelt took Monroe’s doctrine and mutated it into the Roosevelt Corollary which would later be reversed by his fifth cousin, Franklin Roosevelt who adopted a Good Neighbor policy toward those nations in the Central and South America. In relatively short… Keep Reading

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Steve Bannon Reportedly Opposed Syrian Airstrike

The tension and conflict within the White House has been well-documented since President Donald Trump took office a few months ago. Various groups and spheres of influence have sought to gain the attention of the President, with power struggles resulting in an internal mess for the Trump administration. It largely comes down to two groups: the more politically mainstream types like Jared Kushner and the America First nationalists such as Steve Bannon. These conflicts have been magnified by Thursday’s missile strike in Syria, where President Trump ordered an air base be targeted for attack. While the America First grassroots have largely stood against the… Keep Reading

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Trump Administration Signals Intention To Put America First In The Middle East

The Trump administration made clear on Friday that it intends to shift away from the previous two administrations’ stances on human rights in the Middle East, in order to prioritize the U.S. national interest by focusing on counterterrorism efforts in the region. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer stated that the United States understands the “political reality” of the situation in Syria. This corroborates earlier statements on Thursday by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that the “longer term status of President Assad will be decided by the Syrian people” and UN Ambassador Nikki Haley that “our priority is no longer to sit there and focus on getting… Keep Reading

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