Right after General Mad Dog Mattis was sworn in as the US Defense Secretary, President Donald Trump signed 2 new executive orders. The first executive action is aimed at rebuilding the United States military force while the second one implements the so called extreme vetting measures, for keeping radical Islamic terrorism out of the US.
Donald Trump spoke on Friday at the Pentagon honoring Gen. James Mattis as his new DefSec and he said that his action plan for making America’s military great again includes the acquisition of new ships, new planes and new resources for US soldiers.
Trump’s great rebuilding of the Armed Forces (as per his own words) will significantly increase the size of the United States military, which already spends a huge amount of money, roughly the same as the 8 next biggest militaries in the world combined.
The new extreme-vetting measures are aimed at keeping Islamic terrorists at the gates, with Trump saying bluntly that “We don’t want them here”, which is a truism of sorts but never openly stated until now by a US head of state. The extreme vetting program will focus especially on people coming from countries with a soft spot for terrorism.
“I’m establishing new vetting measures to keep radical Islamic terrorists out of the United States of America. We only want to admit those into our country who will support our country and love deeply our people,”
Trump said at the Pentagon later on Friday.
The latter executive order is dubbed Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Attacks by Foreign Nationals and it temporarily bans refugees from entering the US.
During an interview with the Christian Broadcasting Network, President Trump has said that Christian refugees were horribly treated and that (we) are going to help them:
“Do you know if you were a Christian in Syria it was impossible – or at least very, very tough – to get in to the United States?If you were a Muslim, you could come in. But if you were Christian, it was almost impossible.
And the reason that was so unfair, is that everybody was persecuted in all fairness, they were chopping off the heads of everybody, but more so the Christians. I thought it was very, very unfair. So we are going to help them.”