Mr. Missile Defense

Sundance, of the Conservative Treehouse, shared President Donald Trump’s address on missile defense at the Pentagon; video & transcript at the link below.

One of the commenters to the original post crafted a brilliant summary, which I copied here for our enjoyment (& enlightenment).  Treepers Rock!

  1. MISSILE DEFENSE LEADERSHIP: ALLY and PAY or PERISH.

    • We are committed to establishing a missile defense program that can shield every city in the United States.
    [SPACE MISSILE DEFENSE to BLANKET the WORLD]

    • This past Tuesday, the Iranian regime tested a “space launch vehicle” — which [could lead to a] ballistic missile capability … of reaching the United States. We’re not going to have that happen. Iran is a much different country today than it was two years ago. It’s not the same and it won’t be the same.
    [IRAN will be CRUSHED]

    • The U.S. will now adjust its posture to also defend against any missile strikes, including cruise and hypersonic missiles. We will always be at the forefront of everything.
    [USA will NEVER LAG AGAIN]

    • My upcoming budget will invest in a space-based missile defense layer. It’s ultimately going to be a very, very big part of our defense and, obviously, of our offense.
    [BEST DEFENSE will be OFFENSE!]

    • … we will terminate any missile launches from hostile powers, or even from powers that make a mistake. It won’t happen.
    [MISSILE TAUNTING is OVER … TERMINALLY]

    • We have some very bad players out there, and we’re a good player but we can be far worse than anybody, if need be.
    [USA will EITHER be BEST FRIEND or WORST ENEMY … Pick NOW.]

    • I’ve always known — and I’ve watched and I’ve seen — the stronger you are, the less you will need, whatever that strength may be.
    [USA to DOMINATE DEFENSE GLOBALLY]

    • … we will remove bureaucratic obstacles to dramatically speed up the acquisition and deployment of the new technology.
    [USA will LEAD on SPEED-of-DEPLOYMENT for NEW CAPABILITIES]

    • … our plan directs the Department of Defense to prioritize the sale of American missile defense and technology to our allies and to our partners.
    [ALLIES to BUY AMERICAN MISSILES & FUND TECHNOLOGY R&D]

    • For too long, we have been held back by self-imposed limits while foreign competitors grow and they advance more than we have over the years.
    [LIMITATION TREATIES are OBSOLETE – CHINA-RUSSIA not VERIFIABLE]

    • Part of the reason is we spend so much money on so many other places. Now that’s changing.
    [ZERO FOREIGN AID without a RETURN for AMERICA]

    • We’re helping [not owning defending]
    [ALLIES – NOT AMERICA – will OWN DEFENSE of their NEIGHBORHOODS]

    • … we’re able to spend money on technology and new defense, and far beyond defense systems. So those days are history.
    [ALLIES will FUND their DEFENSE and COMMIT to RECIPROCAL BILATERAL TRADE DEALS]

    • Our strategy is grounded in one overriding objective: to detect and destroy every type of missile attack against any American target, whether before or after launch.
    [AMERICA will PREEMPTIVELY TAKE out MISSILE THREATS]

via VP Mike Pence and President Donald Trump Deliver Remarks to Pentagon During Missile Defense Review….

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