We cannot remain the world’s police force. The U.S. military is deployed in more than 150 countries around the world. More than 165,000 military personnel serve outside the United States.
In the past 30 years, we have been involved in armed conflicts in Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Somalia, Bosnia, Haiti. Kosovo, Afghanistan, Libya, Uganda, Syria and Yemen.
Since the end of the Cold War, 13 additoinal nations have been added to NATO. The United States is now treaty bound to send our soldiers to war in the defense of these additonal nations. Thankfully, President Trump has finally been the President to stand up for America and is forcing other nations to begin paying their fair share.
We’ve spent trillions fighting endless wars with no clear objective, no exit strategy, no definition of victory. Since 2001, more than 6,500 Americans have lost their lives fighting the two longest wars ever waged by the United States, at a cost in excess of $1 Trillion. This must end.