President Trump’s saber-rattling on Twitter and repeated deviations from decades of US foreign policy strategy may have increased regional tensions in certain areas, but this is far from his most damaging act, writes Uri Friedman in The Atlantic. The large number of deaths the Trump regime has already caused happened thanks to the surge of US bombing campaigns that he led. In his fight against terror, the president has significantly increased the rate of civilians killed, particularly in Afghanistan and Iraq. He has refused to learn from his predecessors’ mistakes that precise strategies, not just more bombs, are needed. Trump’s foreign policy is inadequate.
President Trump’s brand of foreign policy may have struck some as abrasive, but there is no doubting its effectiveness, infers Mackubin Owens of American Greatness. Showing strength, he has put North Korea in its place after the feebleness of past administrations. The president’s healthy patriotism has guided a strategy that places US safety and prosperity at the forefront. Trump has done just that by working on fixing our bad trade deals and making NATO allies pull their own weight. He has understood that he is ultimately responsible for the health and success of Americans, not of everyone else.