Whereas much of the talk over the past few years had to do with military culture, Trump’s Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, is now focused on dismantling America’s enemies — including the terrorists. In years past, inhuman ISIS thugs were beheading people and setting human beings on fire in cages. Now, those very same thugs are surrendering en masse. Trump’s display of American military prowess, in addition to his seeking to build roads with particular countries in the Middle East, have secured a renewed commitment among some, like Saudi Arabia, to take a stronger stand against terrorism. Neither Japan nor South Korea can doubt America’s friendship and alliance in the midst of the North Korean nuclear crisis (Japan has fully committed itself); and neither can Israel now doubt America’s friendship and alliance in the midst of Islamic hatred and terrorism because of the Trump administration’s stance.