Maximum pressure has been placed on the top four issues for the U.S. Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, and the trade war with China have been juggled by President Trump on a daily basis.
The president has handled all situations very well considering all he has been through with the Democrats.
His attitude is “go big or go home” when it comes to foreign affairs.
Many have been skeptical, but whether bluffing or backing his words up with actions, it shows the world America still means business and is not a force to be reckoned with.
Those that feel he is too much talk and “his bark is worse than his bite” seems to have forgotten about the conflict in Syria a few years ago.
The president was not playing games and dropped the “Mother Bomb” on Syria for spreading chemical warfare on its own people.
As for North Korea, no other president has even come close to talking peace with them. President Trump has done what he said he was going to do, and he is still working on keeping America on top.
Many critics see all that is going on with these countries see it as a crisis for America, but the president sees it as his next challenge to better not only the world but America.
Some see it as a distraction from Russia and China, which is the number one goal for security for the Trump Administration.
James Dobbins who was a former top diplomat stated, “The president’s apparent tendency to brinkmanship brings with it a degree of danger — and it’s even more dangerous when it’s combined with a pattern of bluffing.”
Mara Karlin who was a former Pentagon strategist stated, ““It’s kind of like the not terribly capable bully, who likes pushing people around and teasing them, but when push comes to shove, is nervous to actually get into a bar fight.”
Despite the critics, President Trump has promoted peace in areas where there was none with the U.S. and previous administrations have failed.
North Korea was the most impressive but is not one to be trusted.
North Korea has started testing missles again and again, President Trump has pushed back against Kim Jong Un.
The issues with Iran fired up when the president walked out of the Iranian nuclear accord.
Now, a year later Iran is making threats, and to this, Trump has sent the proper ships and air strikes which are on standby.
As of today, Iran says they will attack Israel if America strikes.
There is rebuttal from the Trump administration stating there is no reckless engagement.
It is merely cautious. No threat should be taken lightly from any country.
The president has also worked for peace before war in this situation with Iran stating “I’d like to see them call me.”
He is ready to talk peace, but at the same time, he will call a strike “with unrelenting force” if things get heated.
A senior administration official stated, “The administration continues to leverage diplomacy, pursue economic pressure, and enforce existing laws to deter malign actors seeking to threaten stability and security.
The United States, though, remains prepared to respond to any threats against America or our allies.
The United States is responding to legitimate threats against America and our allies and partners with highly effective maximum pressure campaigns.”
In Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro’s government could fail and be a major problem in the near future.
The U.S. sent a hospital ship to aid in any uprisings.
Among all of this, there is China we are dealing with on the brink of a major trade war.
The president is handling all of this with the utmost prestige and caution at the same time.
Chris Preble, who is the vice president for foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute stated, “The world is changing, and the United States’ ability to manage things in the way it used to, believing we had the wisdom and the foresight and the resources to tackle all things simultaneously and other countries were inclined to go along, that’s definitely changed.”
James Dobbins added one last statement, “The one source of some comfort is that Trump does seem to be risk-averse when it comes to military action, and I’m sure the U.S. military are reinforcing him in that regard.
The more dangerous of these situations in the short to medium term is probably the Chinese one since that’s an area where he has been less risk-averse.”