Renewing American Strength and Leadership Around the World

March 07, 2024

President Donald J. Trump rebuilt America’s military, increased readiness, and destroyed our nation’s enemies. Joe Biden has weakened America’s national security, emboldened our adversaries, and betrayed our allies.


Under Biden, Iran-backed terrorists in the Middle East have grown increasingly emboldened.


When Biden took office, Iran had $4 billion in foreign reserves – now, Iran’s foreign reserves are above $70 billion, freeing them to fund terror across the Middle East.


The Biden administration has failed to limit Iran’s ability to fund their proxies.


Iran is a major financial backer of Hamas, which massacred over 1,200 Israelis in October.


Iranian terror proxies have mounted over 165 attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq and Syria since October, including one that killed three U.S. soldiers and injured more than 40.


Iran-backed Houthi pirates in Yemen have launched at least 57 attacks on commercial shipping in the Red Sea.


Biden’s disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal left Americans stranded and resulted in the deaths of 13 service members.


Biden is “proud” of the devastating pullout from Afghanistan.


The country has since faced an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, an economic calamity, and a complete reversal of women’s rights under Taliban rule.


Biden’s botched withdrawal has increased danger to U.S. national security, as Afghanistan is now “a significant coordination site for the Islamic State as the terrorist group plans attacks.”


Rather than admit his own failures, Biden has sought to blame the disastrous withdrawal on the previous administration.


Biden has failed to hold China accountable.


Biden has failed to confront China on the origins of the coronavirus after promising he would “insist” on getting answers.


Biden resumed funding for the WHO, despite China’s significant influence over the organization.


Biden missed the deadline to declassify intelligence related to COVID origins and the Wuhan lab, and only days later did the administration release a 10-page report with few new details in an afterhours, Friday night news dump.


Biden’s administration has failed to stand up to China on its human rights abuses like the Chinese Communist Party’s genocide of the Uyghurs.


Biden did not respond with sanctions or diplomatic expulsions after China carried out a malicious cyberattack on Microsoft, despite vowing to hold the hackers accountable.


Last year, the Biden administration neutered its annual statement to mark the anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre, dropping all references to CCP oppression in Hong Kong, Tibet, and Xinjiang.


Biden has long downplayed the threat of China, saying “China is not our enemy,” “a rising China is a positive development” for the U.S., and they’re “not bad folks.”


Biden led the effort to grant China “Most Favored Nation” status and supported their membership in the World Trade Organization (WTO).


In 2023, the military services missed their recruitment goal by 41,000.


The armed services are entering 2024 with the smallest active duty force since World War II, while recruitment for 2024 is predicted to be a record low.


Biden’s FY 2024 budget sought to shortchange America’s military, with defense funding failing to keep pace with inflation.


This year, Biden is requesting a budget that includes “deep cuts in a wide range of programs, delays to existing programs, and slowing efforts to build weapons stocks.”


This includes an 18 percent cut in the number of F-35 jets the Pentagon orders.  


The cuts come as U.S. military capability is arguably lower than at the end of the Cold War.


At a critical time for national security, top officials in the military are instead concerned about pushing “diversity and inclusion.”


President Trump rebuilt the United States military after eight years of decline and neglect under the Obama Administration.


President Trump revitalized our defense industrial base, secured the largest pay raise for our troops in a decade, and created the sixth branch of our Armed Forces: the United States Space Force.[20] 


President Trump also became the first American leader since Ronald Reagan not to start a war.[21]


President Trump completely rebuilt the United States military with over $2.2 trillion in defense spending, including $738 billion for 2020.[22]


The Trump administration secured three pay raises for our service members and their families, including the single largest raise in a decade.[23]


President Trump upgraded our cyber defenses by elevating the Cyber Command into a major warfighting command and reducing burdensome procedural restrictions on cyber operations.[24]


In four years, President Trump defeated 100% of ISIS’ territorial caliphate in Iraq and Syria.[25] As a result, nearly 8 million civilians were freed from ISIS’ bloodthirsty control, and liberated Mosul, Raqqa, and the final ISIS foothold of Baghuz.[26]


On orders from President Trump, the U.S. military killed the leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi,[27] and eliminated the world’s top terrorist, Qasem Soleimani.[28]


President Trump twice took decisive military action against the Assad regime in Syria for the barbaric use of chemical weapons against innocent civilians, including a successful 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles strike.[29]


President Trump negotiated an extended ceasefire with Turkey in northeast Syria.[30]


The Trump administration created the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC) in partnership between the United States and its Gulf partners to combat extremist ideology and threats, and target terrorist financial networks, including over 60 terrorist individuals and entities spanning the globe.[31]


The Trump administration completed several multi-year nuclear material removal campaigns, securing over 1,000 kilograms of highly enriched uranium and significantly reducing global nuclear threats.[32]


President Trump also established a whole-of-government strategy addressing the threat posed by China’s malignant efforts targeting the United States taxpayer-funded research and development ecosystem.[33]


As a result of his bold diplomacy and principled realism, President Trump brought Peace to the Middle East by brokering four Middle East peace deals, collectively called the Abraham Accords, and our NATO allies agreed to pay $400 billion more in defense spending.[34]


President Trump signed sanctions on Nord Stream 2, as part of a major effort to reduce European dependance on Russian natural gas.[35]

Additionally, President Trump also implemented the toughest sanctions against Moscow since the end of the Cold War.[36]

The Trump administration made NATO defense spending among allies a top foreign policy priority. As a result, NATO was in a far stronger position at the end of the Trump Presidency than it was under Barack Obama.[37]


President Trump’s Plan to Renew American Strength and Leadership


President Trump has pledged to get Biden’s radical left ideology out of our military and rehire every patriot who was unjustly fired.[38]


To protect our people from the threat of nuclear weapons and hypersonic missiles, President Trump will also build a state-of-the-art next-generation missile defense shield.[39]


Putin invaded Georgia when Bush was President. Putin invaded Crimea when Obama was President. Putin invaded Ukraine when Biden was President. When President Trump was in the White House, Putin knew better than to start a war on his watch.



Watch President Trump announce his plan to strengthen America’s national security and build a new missile defense shield.












[11] Ibid.










[21] Ibid.

[22] Ibid.











[33] Ibid.

[34] Ibid.





[39] Ibid.