It’s a policy that I’m fully on board with him…..
New war on terror: Trump vows to wipe Islamic State ‘from the face of the Earth’ – and to link arms with old allies like Britain
Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Melania Trump looks on during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017
- Trump made bold declaration to ‘eradicate completely’ radical Islamic terrorism
- This was at odds with his speech’s ‘America First’ inward-looking agenda
- Not clear how Trump will succeed without jeopardising international relations
While he has previously promised a more effective military campaign than that of Barack Obama, many of the actions he might take to accelerate progress in Iraq and Syria come with potentially dangerous side effects.
Those include the deterioration of already strained ties with NATO ally Turkey, an increase in American or civilian casualties and reinvigorated militant recruitment.
It is extraordinary, given the tentacles of the terror group extend across Syria, Iraq, Turkey, Tunisia and Libya, as well as parts of France, Belgium, Italy – and Britain.