On Tuesday, President-elect Donald Trump told a rally in Fayetteville NC that the USA is going to abandon its decades-long policy of promoting régime change in countries around the world. Trump pledged to follow a policy of restraining US military force around the world… not unleashing it:
We’ll stop racing to topple foreign régimes that we know nothing about that we shouldn’t be involved with. This destructive cycle of intervention and chaos must finally come to an end. I’ll give a commitment to engage the use of military forces only when it is in the interests of the USA. … We want to strengthen old friendships and seek out new friendships. … We seek harmony and goodwill among the nations of the world. I’ll be guided by the lessons of history; I believe in trust and mutual understanding among nations.
7 December 2016