During Obama’s time in the White House, he enabled America’s enemies to walk all over us. Now that 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 nation.
Retired Marine general and U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis spoke out on Tuesday to put America’s enemies on see as he talked 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 the 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 warfighting and major combat, making us strategically predictable for our allies and operationally unpredictable for any adversary.”
With Defense methodologies like this one, it’s no big surprise that Trump’s forces have almost wiped out ISIS totally amid just his first year as president.
This comes after Fox News announced that a top U.S. military official just affirmed that the military defeat of ISIS could be just “weeks” away. U.S. Central Command General Joseph Votel said this while talking at Jordan’s National Defense School a week ago.
“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 previously been reported that the terrorist group has lost 98 % of the land it once held – with half of ISIS so-called “caliphate” having been recovered since Donald Trump took office. These gains are what led to Joseph 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.”