(NationalSentinel) President Donald J. Trump, in his first visit to U.S. Central Command, which is responsible for operations in the Middle East and Afghanistan, vowed to make a “historic investment” in the U.S. armed forces, as global threats rise around the world.
â€œRadical Islamic terrorists are determined to strike our homeland as they did on 9/11, as they did from Boston to Orlando to San Bernardino. and all across Europe â€” you have seen what happened in Paris and Nice,â€ Trump told members of military, as reported by theÂ New York Post.
â€œItâ€™s gotten to a point where itâ€™s not even being reported, and in many cases, the very, very dishonest press doesnâ€™t want to report it. They have their reasons and you understand that.â€
â€œTo these forces of death and destruction: America and its allies will defeat you. We will defeat them. â€¦ and we will not allow them to take root in this country,â€ Trump said of ISIS.
He then added the military’s been dealing with a dearth of equipment.
â€œYouâ€™ve been lacking equipment. Weâ€™re going to load it up.â€
â€œWeâ€™re gonna be loading it up with beautiful new equipment,â€ he added.
Trump promised to make an â€œinvestmentâ€ in the military, saying, â€œWe have your back, every hour, every day, now and always. That also means getting our allies to pay their fair share.â€
Military spending peaked, but then went down under President Obama after he signed a budget control bill that cut federal spending first and foremost from the Pentagon.