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Former Secretary of Defense James Mattis declared in an article in Foreign Affairs on Monday that the “America First” foreign policy had damaged national security, and called on Joe Biden to “eliminate ‘America first’” from U.S. strategy.

Mattis resigned in December 2018, citing policy disagreements with the president, who had just ordered a troop drawdown in Syria. In his resignation letter, Mattis said that the U.S. needed to do more to show “respect” to American allies.

In October 2018, then-Secretary Mattis gave a speech in which he said that “when we talk about America first, it’s not America alone.”

In his new article, however, Mattis says the opposite, calling for the “end of America First”:

The United States today is undermining the foundations of an international order manifestly advantageous to U.S. interests, reflecting a basic ignorance of the extent to which both robust alliances and international institutions provide vital strategic depth. In practice, “America first” has meant “America alone.” That has damaged the country’s ability to address problems before they reach U.S. territory and has thus compounded the danger emergent threats pose.

In January, when President Joe Biden and his national security team begin to reevaluate U.S. foreign policy, we hope they will quickly revise the national security strategy to eliminate “America first” from its contents, restoring in its place the commitment to cooperative security that has served the United States so well for decades. The best strategy for ensuring safety and prosperity is to buttress American military strength with enhanced civilian tools and a restored network of solid alliances—both necessary to achieving defense in depth. The pandemic should serve as a reminder of what grief ensues when we wait for problems to come to us. . . .

In June, Mattis gave a statement to The Atlantic in which he called Trump a threat to the Constitution, comparing him to a Nazi and repeating false claims that Trump had used the military to clear peaceful protesters from Lafayette Square.

(Excerpt from Breitbart. Article by Joel B. Pollak. Photo Credit: Getty Images.)

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Cindy Bum
November 25, 2020

Lord, shine the Light on the darkness. Expose those who twist words and ideas to sound good, but are in fact promoting the downfall of this Nation! Turn the hearts of those, like James Mattis, from what the enemy intends for evil to good! Protect the United States of America and help it stand for Your righteousness, truth, and justice for all! May the covenants made with our Founding Fathers prevail over all attempts to overthrow the original intent, in Jesus Name!

Robin Prance
November 25, 2020

Lord- please punish those who seek to defeat us from within. Abolish the evil among our ranks – those who are pushing us to a one world order. I pray for president Trump- protect him- wash the blood of your son over him. Remove the scales from the eyes of we the people- in your most glorious name. Your will be done amen and amen


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