“An America First Approach to U.S. National Security” Key Excerpts

May 9, 2024
“America is, therefore, at a pivotal moment, and we as a nation have to choose which pathway to take. The choice for America is clear. For the first time in over a century, we have two clearly defined options: the failed foreign policy of a Biden Administration or a Trump policy of America First. America First, an approach with a record of success, offers us a proven pathway forward today.” 
Lt. General (Ret.) Keith Kellogg

“Despite the efforts of the current administration to reverse the accomplishments of this successful approach to government, it is clear today that the America First approach to governing has transformed American thinking about government. It is here to stay.”
Fred Fleitz

“An America First foreign policy, often misconstrued as isolationism, stands apart from the past 30 years of foreign policy by Republican and Democratic presidents. It promotes the interests of Americans while actively engaging with the international community through strong alliances. America First foreign policy views international organizations and alliances as a way to leverage cooperation and enhance America’s position in the world.” 
Morgan Ortagus

“The war in Ukraine is an avoidable tragedy that resulted from President Biden’s incompetence as a world leader and his chaotic foreign policy. The war has divided Americans and the conservative movement over what America’s involvement in this conflict should be and how the Ukraine War affects European and global stability.” 
Lt. General (Ret.) Keith Kellogg and Fred Fleitz on the war in Ukraine

“An America First policy on Israel honors America’s historical commitment to the Jewish State and is premised on the understanding that Israel is our leading ally in the region, one that the U.S. relies on for intelligence sharing, defense, and other technology co-development—and most importantly— for preserving America’s interests in the region. As a result, President Trump is regarded as one of the most pro-Israel presidents in American history.” 
Ellie Cohanim

“America First is not isolationist, nor is it a call to retreat America from engagement in the world. An America First approach to national security is, however, characteristically distinct from a foreign policy establishment that often keeps the United States mired in endless wars to the detriment of the country by putting idealistic principles ahead of the interests of the American people. There is a pathway forward in Ukraine in which America can keep its own interests prioritized while also playing a role in bringing the largest war in Europe since World War II to an end. That role must be through decisive, America First leadership where bold diplomacy paves the way to an end-state for this conflict. What we should not continue to do is to send arms to a stalemate that Ukraine will eventually find difficult to win.” 
Lt. General (Ret.) Keith Kellogg and Fred Fleitz on the war in Ukraine

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