Summarizing Trump: NATIONAL SECURITY


There are serious threats facing the United States, and American strength is the only way to ensure peace. We must rebuild our military, reform our intelligence agencies, and prepare our government for the security challenges of cyberspace.
Google search for, “Donald Trump National Security”, Sep 16, 2016

“The fact is that we need unpredictability,” Trump said of his openness to using nuclear weapons.

Donald Trump open to nuclear retaliation after Brussels attack

CBS News – Mar 24, 2016

As for his supporters, Trump said in Ohio, “It’s not necessarily loyal to me, it’s loyal to the country. They want great security. They want great military. They want to take care of their vets. They want a border. They want a wall.”

Trump blames ‘planned attack’ by ‘professional’ protesters for not taking stage in Chicago

Chicago Tribune – Mar 12, 2016

On the national security front, Trump proclaimed, “Nobody will be tougher on ISIS than Donald Trump.”

Donald Trump Announces 2016 Run in Hugely Entertaining Fashion: ‘I Will Be the Greatest Jobs President That God …

TheBlaze – Jun 16, 2015

“Today, Iraq is Harvard for terrorism. You want to be a terrorist, you go to Iraq. It’s like Harvard, OK?” Trump said.

Trump gives Saddam Hussein a shout out

The Hill – Jul 6, 2016

GOP front-runner Donald Trump also chimed in, tweeting, “Do you all remember how beautiful and safe a place Brussels was. Not anymore, it is from a different world! U.S. must be vigilant and smart!.”

DC Heightens Security After Brussels Terror Attacks

Roll Call – Mar 22, 2016

“Our jobs are being sucked away, our military can’t beat ISIS… our borders are like Swiss cheese,” Trump said to the energetic crowd.

How to go: Donald Trump in Dayton Saturday

Dayton Daily News – Mar 12, 2016

Trump argued in a USA Today op-ed published last weekend that he “would support and endorse the use of enhanced interrogation techniques” if the use of these methods would enhance the protection and safety of the nation.

Trump: ‘Torture Works, OK Folks?’

The Weekly Standard – Feb 17, 2016

The military under Trump, he said, will “be so big, so strong, so powerful, nobody is going mess with us.”

New Hampshire Primary 2016: Republican winner Donald Trump declares ‘We’re going to make …

MassLive.com – Feb 10, 2016

“We need much tougher, much smarter leadership – and we need it NOW!” Trump said on Twitter.

Carnage renews debate over military and terrorism

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution – Nov 16, 2015

“We have to have a strong military so people don’t mess with us,” Trump said.

Fourth Republican debate winds up in Milwaukee

Newsday – Nov 10, 2015

“I will build a military so strong that we’ll never have to use it because they are going to be saying, ‘I’m not going to mess with that guy,’ ” he said, without explaining how he would bolster America’s defense.

Donald Trump drops dime on Lindsey Graham, gives out senator’s cellphone number

The Post and Courier – Jul 21, 2015

Mr. Trump said he would like to “build a safe zone in Syria, build a big, beautiful safe zone, and you have whatever it is, so they can live.”

Political News, Now.

New York Times – Nov 13, 2015

Trump vowed to “protect and defend all Americans” and wrote “we are going to make America safe again and great again for everyone.”

Donald Trump Demands Obama Resign After Orlando Shooting Comments

Radar Online – Jun 13, 2016

Trump noted in his statement that the gunman, Omar Mateen, was “the son of an immigrant from Afghanistan who openly published his support for the Afghanistani Taliban and even tried to run for President of Afghanistan.”

Donald Trump Calls On Obama To Resign Over Orlando Shooting

The Huffington Post – Jun 13, 2016

“We have spent trillions of dollars over time — on planes, missiles, ships, equipment — building up our military to provide a strong defense for Europe and Asia,” Trump said.

Donald Trump just outlined his foreign‑policy vision for the US in a major speech

Business Insider – Apr 27, 2016

On trade , Trump said our country is in trouble if, “…we don’t get smart, very very quickly, on trade. On defense. We have to build our country big. Powerful.”

Katz: First Thoughts On Trump In Indy

WIBC – Apr 20, 2016

“Waterboarding would be fine. If they can expand the laws, I would do a lot more than waterboarding,” Trump said on NBC’s “Today” program, adding he believed torture could produce useful leads.

Trump backs waterboarding and ‘a lot more’ after Brussels attacks

WHTC – Mar 22, 2016
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About Sundar JM Brown

A University of Pennsylvania-trained South Asianist, Seminary-educated Theologian, and Intelligence Community Professional, Sundar J.M. Brown specializes in analysis of Theoterrorism, Counterterrorism and HUMINT Operations. His regional focuses include terror groups/acts in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Afghanistan, the Philippines, the Middle East and Africa. His primary expertise is Theoterrorism, the intersection of Terrorism and Theology. His present research focuses on apocalyptic themes in terrorist ideologies and on the theological components informing the radicalization and deradicalization of Violent Religious Extremists and Militants. He is the Founder and Director of the IntelliGen Conference on Religion & Violence. *Sundar's Twiter: @SundarJMBrown *Sundar's YouTube Channel: www.YouTube.com/SundarJMBrown *Sundar's Blog: www.SJMB.wordpress.com
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