For the first time in a long time, Donald Trump’s presidency did not see the start of a new war.
A fantastic accomplishment. President Trump met with Kim Jong Un during his time in the White House, something that neither President Obama nor Joe Biden has been able to achieve. If you’re scared to talk to your adversaries, you won’t be able to make peace with them.
As a country, we are constantly involved in many conflicts. As of this writing, we are still engaged in conflict in Yemen, Syria, and Somalia.
Prior to President Trump leaving office, he pulled soldiers out of Somalia. But now that Joe Biden is in charge (supposedly) he reversed the pull-out and sent us back into the country to fight against radical Islamic extremists.
For those of you who may not quite remember the conflict in Somalia, that’s the war that we’ve been in since the early 1990s under George H.W. Bush and is the war that was going on in the movie “Black Hawk Down”.
According to the New York Times,
In addition, Mr. Biden has approved a Pentagon request for standing authority to target about a dozen suspected leaders of Al Shabab, the Somali terrorist group that is affiliated with Al Qaeda, three of the officials said. Since Mr. Biden took office, airstrikes have largely been limited to those meant to defend partner forces facing an immediate threat.
…Mr. Biden signed off on the proposal by Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III in early May, officials said. In a statement, Adrienne Watson, the National Security Council spokeswoman, acknowledged the move, saying it would enable “a more effective fight against Al Shabab.”
“The decision to reintroduce a persistent presence was made to maximize the safety and effectiveness of our forces and enable them to provide more efficient support to our partners,” she said.