"We are witnessing the great reawakening of the American Spirit and of American might". But he also took time to hint that America has become stronger than ever during his presidency, and the country isn't apologizing for its behavior any longer. "And we are going to stand up for our men and women in uniform". That money will be used in part, Trump said, to grow the USA fleet closer to his goal of 355 ships, up from the current count of about 280.
"We are going to be stronger than ever before", he said. No more apologies. We are going to stand up for our citizens.
"The best way to prevent war is to be fully prepared for war, and hopefully we never have to use all of this lovely new powerful equipment but you know you're less likely to have to use it if you have it", Trump said. "I fought for you", the president said. "In the early years of Stockdale's seven-year imprisonment, the current president of the United States was enjoying the comforts of Wharton Business School, having received four draft deferments to attend college (he received another after graduation for supposedly having bone spurs in his heels)".
North Korea's explosive, "peace-loving" gesture of dismantling its nuclear site
In addition, it's unclear whether the explosions rendered the tunnels at the testing site unusable, or only caused limited damage. CNN reported that there was no equipment in the huts that were destroyed, "anything that was previously there had been removed".
By law, troops are required to receive a pay raise of at least 1 percent per year.
The class of 2018 includes 283 Naval aviators, 134 submariners, 256 surface warfare officers, 70 restricted line officers, 15 explosive ordinance disposal officers, 236 Marines and 35 "very tough, very well-conditioned" Navy SEALs, Mr. Trump said. "What should I do?" the president asked rhetorically, canvassing the audience.
When they called out for him to stay, the president said, "I'll stay, I'll stay".