This week, President Trump signed a new military spending authorization that will give U.S. soldiers their first significant boost in pay in a long time. With the signing of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, President Trump put into law a bill that will rebuild the U.S. military with more than $700 billion in funding from Congress.
“We are proudly giving our troops the biggest pay increase in a decade,” the president said at Fort Drum Army Base in New York. “We will replace aging tanks, aging planes, and ships with the most advanced and lethal technology ever developed. We will increase the size and strength of our military by adding thousands of new recruits to active duty.”
The mainstream media could find little or nothing to say about these exciting and important developments other than to point out that President Trump did not specifically mention McCain, for whom the bill is named. Once again, the liberal press is more interested in petty political gossip and finding ways to disparage the president than they are in reporting the true story of the Trump administration. It’s nothing new, but it grows more wearisome with every passing week. This country is in better shape than it has been in a decade (if not longer) and the media is still selling the story that Trump is the worst president ever elected to office. We know their agenda and we know their ultimate goal, but this knowledge doesn’t make the reality any less frustrating.
In any event, it is left to conservatives to figure out what’s really going on by reading in between the lines and looking at the facts, not the unimportant trivialities. And the facts say that our military is finally getting the major upgrade it has badly needed since before the days of the Iraq War.
“After years of devastating cuts, we’re now rebuilding our military like never before,” Trump said. “Every day our military was fighting for us, and now we’re fighting for you.”
Part of the bill will go to creating the much-maligned and much-mocked “Space Force” that President Trump has been promoting for months. While the idea of putting our military into space has been roundly scoffed at by the lazy, hateful media, it is no joke to those inside the Pentagon. In his Worldwide Threat Assessment this year, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said that it was not only essential that the U.S. get to work on the Space Force, it was long overdue.
“Both Russia and China continue to pursue anti-satellite weapons as a means to reduce U.S. and allied military effectiveness,” Coats wrote. “Russia and China aim to have nondestructive and destructive counterspace weapons available for use during a potential future conflict. We assess that, if a future conflict were to occur involving Russia or China, either country would justify attacks against U.S. and allied satellites as necessary to offset any perceived U.S. military advantage derived from military, civil or commercial space systems.”
We cannot wait until the threat is clear and present before we respond. We owe it to both ourselves and our allies to make sure our military remains the greatest on the face of the Earth. President Trump is making that a solid component of his agenda, and the results will speak for themselves.
Which is a good thing, since the biased media will never report them.