Trump staring down post-Obama global threats

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Chinese soldiers marchingA national defense analyst says America's new commander in chief inherited major problems around the world but is on track to address them in his new role.

On Monday, President Donald Trump took part in the 9/11 remembrances for the first time as U.S. president. During his first nine months in office, the president is facing down global threats ranging from war-torn Syria to saber-rattling North Korea. 

"Iran became what Iran is today to a certain degree because we made serious mistakes in the past," says Robert Maginnis, a retired U.S. Army colonel who is now at the Family Research Council.

"The same thing with North Korea," he continues. "We kept kicking the can until it gets to a festering cancer as it is today. The same thing with the Russians. The same thing with the Chinese, etcetera."

Trump also has to deal with a military that is suffering after years of the Obama presidency, Maginnis points out.

OneNewsNow reported in a February story, just a month after Trump's inauguration, that the then-new president was inheriting an armed services in which two-thirds of U.S. Navy aviation was unfit to fly due to budget constraints.

"Time will tell whether or not [Trump's] leadership, and those that he has appointed, will do things that in the best long term security and geopolitical interests of this country," Maginnis says. "So I would say that the court's out but there are some very positive indicators."

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