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President Trump rebuilt the United States military after eight years of decline and neglect under the previous Administration. He revitalized our defense industrial base, secured the largest pay raise for our troops in a decade, and created the sixth branch of our Armed Forces: the United States Space Force. President Trump also became the first American leader since Ronald Reagan not to start a war.

On President Trump’s watch, the world’s most notorious terrorists were brought to justice; the ISIS territorial caliphate was completely destroyed; and violent, corrupt regimes were held accountable through a mix of sanctions and targeted military action.

Administration Achievements


Rebuilt the military and created the Sixth Branch, the United States Space Force

  • Completely rebuilt the United States military with over $2.2 trillion in defense spending, including $738 billion for 2020
  • Secured three pay raises for our service members and their families, including the largest raise in a decade
  • Established the Space Force, the first new branch of the United States Armed Forces since 1947
  • Modernized and recapitalized our nuclear forces and missile defenses to ensure they continue to serve as a strong deterrent
  • Upgraded our cyber defenses by elevating the Cyber Command into a major warfighting command and reducing burdensome procedural restrictions on cyber operations
  • Vetoed the FY21 National Defense Authorization Act, which failed to protect our national security, disrespected the history of our veterans and military, and contradicted our efforts to put America first

Defeated terrorists, held leaders accountable for malign actions, and bolstered peace around the world

  • Defeated 100 percent of ISIS’ territorial caliphate in Iraq and Syria
  • Freed nearly 8 million civilians from ISIS’ bloodthirsty control, and liberated Mosul, Raqqa, and the final ISIS foothold of Baghuz
  • Killed the leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and eliminated the world’s top terrorist, Qasem Soleimani
  • Created the Terrorist Financing Targeting Center (TFTC) in partnership between the United States and its Gulf partners to combat extremist ideology and threats, and target terrorist financial networks, including over 60 terrorist individuals and entities spanning the globe
  • Twice took decisive military action against the Assad regime in Syria for the barbaric use of chemical weapons against innocent civilians, including a successful 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles strike
  • Authorized sanctions against bad actors tied to Syria’s chemical weapons program
  • Negotiated an extended ceasefire with Turkey in northeast Syria

Addressed gaps in American’s defense-industrial base, providing much-needed updates to improve the safety of our country

  • Protected America’s defense-industrial base, directing the first whole-of-government assessment of our manufacturing and defense supply chains since the 1950s
  • Took decisive steps to secure our information and communications technology and services supply chain, including unsafe mobile applications
  • Completed several multi-year nuclear material removal campaigns, securing over 1,000 kilograms of highly enriched uranium and significantly reducing global nuclear threats
  • Signed an executive order directing Federal agencies to work together to diminish the capability of foreign adversaries to target our critical electric infrastructure
  • Established a whole-of-government strategy addressing the threat posed by China’s malign efforts targeting the United States taxpayer-funded research and development ecosystem
  • Advanced missile defense capabilities and regional alliances
  • Bolstered the ability of our allies and partners to defend themselves through the sale of military equipment