In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, Trump said that he would use the Pentagon to “make our country great again.”
But according to the National Review, he is not doing that.
As the paper notes, the Pentagon is not making the fight for ISIS easier.
Rather, the military is simply “increasingly focused on making its soldiers safer, stronger, and more lethal.”
In fact, as the paper points out, the number of people killed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) in Iraq has been increasing every year since the U.S. invaded in 2003.
The paper points to recent data showing that the number killed by ISIS has increased by a staggering 60% over the past four years.
In addition, the paper argues that the Pentagon has “lost touch with its role in fighting the Islamic extremist threat.”
“It is a sad state of affairs,” it concludes.
And it’s not just the United States, either.
As The Washington Post reported last week, a number of other countries have been making the same mistakes, including France, Belgium, Denmark, Spain, the Netherlands, the UK, and Sweden.
It seems that the U,S.
is heading in the same direction as France, where a number public officials have recently taken the “no-surrender” approach to ISIS.
“It’s just an absolute failure of leadership,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently said.
“I’ve seen what happens when people give up.”
While it’s possible that Johnson was referring to France, the United Kingdom, or Sweden, the reality is that other nations have been taking a much different approach to the threat.
According to the International Crisis Group, more than one-third of the world’s countries are currently either fighting ISIS or fighting the group indirectly.
The United States has been in a very different position than other nations, which has seen the number in recent years increase by 50% or more.
According the report, “The U.N. refugee agency estimates that over 4 million Syrians have fled their homes in the past year.”
In addition to the rising number of refugees, the world is also witnessing an increase in the number and severity of attacks by the jihadist group.
According a report from The New York Times, “the number of foreign fighters has more than doubled since 2015, while the number recruited by the so-called Islamic State has increased exponentially.”
The report also found that the “number of foreign-born people killed or wounded by ISIS in 2016 exceeded that of 2015 by more than 1,000 per day.”
Additionally, the report noted that the Islamic terrorist group “has claimed more than 20,000 killings in its first two years.”
In an interview with The New Yorker magazine, Trump acknowledged that the United State’s response to the Paris atrocities was “incredibly difficult.”
“But the United Nation’s leadership has been doing a hell of a job,” he said.
And, he continued, “We’re a great nation.
We’re a lot better than we were before.”
But he continued to blame his generals for the problems facing the country.
“When it comes to the United Nations, I’m very proud of the leadership we have,” he claimed.
“We have done a tremendous job, the way that our generals have handled it.”
Meanwhile, Trump is also trying to do something he did not do well in Paris.
In the wake of the terror attacks, he suggested that it would be a good idea to have a national registry of Muslims.
“What if I told you there’s a registry?
You have to register.
And they can come in.
What if I tell you it’s a good thing?”
Trump said in the wake a deadly terrorist attack in Paris last week.
“And they have to have an ID card, they have an E-Verify, they can go to our jobs, they get into our country.
And you have to be allowed into this country.
That’s a national database.”
Trump also criticized the government’s response and the lack of progress.
“The president and the people who run the United, we have been doing nothing.
We’ve been doing so poorly,” he told CBS’ Face the Nation.
“That’s why I’ve called for a national security team, and I think we can do better.”
And the president seems to have gotten what he wanted.
On Wednesday, Trump told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson that “nobody knows what is going on in Paris” and that he wants “a massive registry.”
“We should have a massive database,” he added.
Trump also argued that the government should have an active role in tracking Muslims and keeping them out of the country, though he did admit that “we’ve had some trouble with people coming in from other countries.”
“I think we need to do a lot more on the Muslim front,” Trump said.
But even though Trump wants to keep Muslims out of his country, he’s not doing much about it.
On Tuesday, Trump signed an executive order banning immigration from seven