martes, 19 de diciembre de 2017

OPEN YOUR SOUL :: Trump unveils ‘America First’ National Security Strategy

Trump unveils ‘America First’ National Security Strategy

Jonathan Lemire and Hope Yen in The Associated Press
President Donald J. Trump laid out a new National Security Strategy (NSS) today that “refocuses the United States’ relationship with the rest of the world, essentially implementing his ‘America First’ manta on a global scale,” The Associated Pressreports.

The NSS puts global competition at the core of American grand strategy. It “affirms that the United States will unilaterally defend its sovereignty,” AP reports, and “emphasizes that U.S. economic security is national security and that economic security must be ensured with military might.”
CNBC’s Fred Imbert writes that the Dow Jones industrial average is now up more than 5,000 points in a year—marking its biggest annual points gain in the Dow’s 121-year history. Moreover, CNBC’s All-America Economic Survey found that “for the first time in at least 11 years, more than half of the respondents to the survey rated the economy as good or excellent.”
In an op-ed for Fox News, Newt Gingrich argues that “Republicans are wrapping up the biggest tax cut bill since 1986, despite the fact that the elite media has spent weeks attacking, distorting, and undermining the GOP tax cut legislation.” His conclusion: Conservatives must be ready to win the tax argument, as the 2018 midterm elections depend on it.
Politico’s Josh Meyer writes about “the secret backstory of how Obama let Hezbollah off the hook.” In a quest to secure a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama Administration allowed the Iranian-backed terrorist group to traffic cocaine into the United States.
As reported by Washington Examiner’s Anna Giaritelli, newly confirmed Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen says her top priorities are border security and immigration enforcement. “Making America safe starts with securing our borders, increasing interior immigration enforcement, protecting our communities, and dismantling transnational criminal organizations,” Nielsen told the Examiner.

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