When it comes to trade agreements, the newly elected President Donald Trump has been explicit that such arrangements must benefit the U.S. and be based on the principle of maintaining a level playing field. The Obama Administration’s policy with respect to cluster munitions violates these principles. Moreover, this is not a signed and ratified agreement. It is an example of unilateral disarmament and it is crazy. The new president needs to give the U.S. military the tools they need in order to deter conflict. President Trump could help the U.S. military without spending a dime just by announcing he is reversing his predecessor’s misguided policy limiting the U.S. military’s ability to use cluster munitions. I have written a commentary for The National Interest here.
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