Peace through strength will be at the center of Middle East policy issues for Trump. We will achieve a stable, peaceful world with less conflict and more common ground. Advance America’s core national interests, promote regional stability and produce easing of tensions in the world. Work with Congress to fully repeal the Defense sequester and submit a new budget to rebuild our depleted military.
Rebuild our military, and enhance and improve intelligence and cyber capabilities. End the current strategy of nation-building and regime change. Ensure our security procedures and refugee policy takes into account the security of the American people. Work with our Arab allies and friends in the Middle East in the fight against ISIS.
Middle East Policy Issues for Trump
Pursue aggressive joint and coalition military operations to crush and destroy ISIS, international cooperation to cut off their funding, expand intelligence sharing, and cyber warfare to disrupt and disable their propaganda and recruiting. Defeat the ideology of radical Islamic terrorism just as we won the Cold War.
Establish new screening procedures and enforce our immigration laws to keep terrorists out of the United States. Suspend, on a temporary basis, immigration from some of the most dangerous and volatile regions of the world that have a history of exporting terrorism. Establish a Commission on Radical Islam to identify and explain to the American public the core convictions and beliefs of Radical Islam, to identify the warning signs of radicalization, and to expose the networks in our society that support radicalization
Before the Obama-Clinton Administration took over: Libya was stable, Syria was under control, Egypt was ruled by a secular president and an ally of the United States, Iraq was experiencing a reduction in violence, the group that would become what we now call ISIS was close to being extinguished, and Iran was being choked off by economic sanctions.
Fast-forward to today: Libya is in ruins, our ambassador and three other brave Americans are dead, ISIS has gained a new base of operations, Syria is in the midst of a disastrous civil war, ISIS controls large portions of territory, a refugee crisis now threatens Europe and the United States, terrorists have gained a foothold in the Sinai desert, Iraq is in chaos, and ISIS is on the loose.
ISIS has spread across the Middle East and into the West. The Obama-Clinton election-driven timetable for withdrawal from Iraq led directly to the rise of ISIS. Secretary Hillary Clinton’s forceful advocacy for the intervention in Libya to build a Democracy is regarded as President Obama’s worst mistake.
In addition, under Secretary Clinton, regime change in Syria and the overthrowing of Mubarak in Egypt destabilized the world Hillary Clinton’s State Department admitted five refugees and one translator who were later charged with terrorism and related crimes.