Unlike the previous administration, which deployed American forces in several regions of the world over the course of eight years, Trump’s Cabinet opted to gradually reduce the US’ military presence around the globe. POTUS also pledged to end deployments for good in several countries, but stopped short of fulfilling that promise.
US Vice President Mike Pence has praised the work of Donald Trump’s administration during his visit to the Fort Drum military base, specifically stressing the fact that the country was not dragged into a new war during POTUS’ single term in office. The vice president suggested that this was made possible due to America’s “Peace through Strength” strategy employed by the Trump administration.
At the same time, Pence lauded the efforts of the 10th Mountain Brigade, which has been repeatedly deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan from Fort Drum. He argued that were it not for their efforts over the last 19 years, the US could have faced major terrorist attacks on its soil.
Pence’s speech, which reportedly might be his last in the capacity of vice president, comes ahead of Joe Biden’s inauguration on 20 January. The president-elect served as the vice president in the previous administration of Barack Obama, which saw the US get involved in at least seven military campaigns and operations around the world. During Obama’s two terms, Washington deployed troops for operations in the Indian Ocean, Libya, Syria, Uganda, Yemen, and…