During Barack Obama’s time in the White House, he allowed America’s enemies to walk all over us. Now that Donald Trump is in office, however, we finally have a leader who is not afraid to put the fear of God in the hearts of those who challenge our country.
Retired Marine general and U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis spoke out on Tuesday to put America’s enemies on notice as he spoke before the House Armed Services Committee Tuesday.
“If you threaten us, it will be your longest and worst day,” Mattis said, according to Daily Caller. “Our first line of effort emphasizes that everything we do must contribute to the lethality of our military. In war, an enemy will attack a perceived weakness. Therefore, we cannot adopt a single pre set of warfare. If deterrence fails, we must win.”
“To defend our way of life, our military will embrace change while holding fast to traditional proven attributes that make us the most formidable force on any battlefield,” he continued. “Those who would threaten America’s experiment in democracy must know if you threaten us, it will be your longest and worst day.”
“We will prioritize rebuilding readiness while modernizing our existing force,” he continued. “We will also be changing our force’s posture to prioritize readiness for war fighting and major combat, making us strategic predictable for our allies and operationally unpredictable for any adversary.”
— Andrew Clevenger (@andclev) February 6, 2018
With Defense strategies like this one, it’s no wonder that Trump’s forces have nearly wiped out ISIS completely during just his first year in office.
This comes after Fox News reported that a top U.S. military official just confirmed that the military defeat of ISIS could be just “weeks” away. U.S. Central Command General Joseph Votel said this while speaking at Jordan’s National Defense School last week.
“The timeline for the military defeat of ISIS can now be measured in weeks,” Votel said, going on to warn that there is still “very tough fighting” going on in the Middle Euphrates River Valley.
It had preciously been reported that the terrorist group has lost 98 percent of the land it once held — with half of ISIS’ so-called “caliphate” having been recaptured since President Trump took office. These gains are what led to Votel’s assessment came after changes in the rules of engagement, instituted over the last year.
“The rules of engagement under the Obama administration were onerous. I mean what are we doing having individual target determination being conducted in the White House, which in some cases adds weeks and weeks,” said retired Air Force Lt. Gen. David Deptula, the former head of U.S. Air Force intelligence. “The limitations that were put on actually resulted in greater civilian casualties.”
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