President Donald Trump has said he doesn’t believe in the theory of total war and that the United States should not be engaged in it.
In a speech on Friday, the president said, “There is no reason for fear in the world, and there is no need for fear.”
He went on to call for a global system of “preemptive” war, in which the United State would take action on a single country or group of countries without having to coordinate with any other nations or regions.
He also called for a new global system that would prevent the United Nations from getting involved in any future conflict.
The former commander in chief and current head of the military and the CIA has repeatedly suggested that there are a few countries with nuclear weapons that could strike the United Nation.
Trump has been particularly critical of the North Korean regime, which has threatened to attack the U.S. but hasn’t done so.
Trump also called on the United Kingdom and France to step up their military spending.
“You are in a better position than anybody to take care of it,” Trump said.
“They are going to be in a much better position to protect themselves than we are.
You are in such a better situation.”
The president’s comments come as Russia and China continue to press the U,D.C., to ramp up the war in Syria.
The United States and its allies are pressing Russia to take action in Syria, a move that could pave the way for the U to launch a war against the Syrian government.
Trump, however, has repeatedly said that he doesn’t want to see a U.N.-backed regime overthrow.