While tRump concerns himself with the number of people that attended his inauguration, he seems to be ignoring some of the (slightly more important) enduring challenges of national security. I think many of us would feel a bit more reassured if he (instead) shared with us his plans related to:
- The fight against ISIS
- Continued tensions with No. Korea
- China’s growing presence in the South China Sea
- Unrest in the Ukraine
- Russian threats against our NATO allies
- Iran’s ongoing tests of ballistic missiles
- Instability of Egypt
- Chaos in Syria
- Israel/Palestine conflict
One source commented that tRump is inheriting the gravest national security landscape since the end of World War II, and navigating a course through this landscape will demand clear and bold thinking. It will be extremely important for him to not only be able to articulate his goals, but also his tactics on how to achieve them. Plus he will need to present a clear and concise view of the desired end result.
I’m increasingly concerned about the lack of experience of a man who, after being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, makes no mention of his plans related to national security (except a vacuous promise to “eradicate radical Islamic terrorism”) or how he intends to secure our safety.
Instead, as has been true to his nature, he directed his inauguration message to his supporters — reassuring them of his infamous campaign slogan — while the rest of us heard nothing to allay our fears that this man lacks the intelligence, the ability, even the desire to maintain America’s place of respect in the world.
ADDENDUM: Full Text of tRump’s remarks at CIA Headquarters (Unbelieveable!)