America First? Trump Struggles to Implement Campaign Promises on Military

As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump promised a radically different approach to foreign intervention than that of his predecessors.

At campaign events, Trump railed against U.S. military intervention so frequently that it eventually became a part of his stump speech.

We’ve spent $6 trillion in the Middle East, Trump repeatedly lamented. We could have rebuilt our country twice.

In his first year as president, Pentagon data suggests Trump has struggled to carry out his America First approach to the world, at least when it comes to the use of force.

Source: Voice of America