Towards an Indo-U.S. Alliance

President Trump will host his Indian counterpart, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at the White House for the next two days. It’s an opportunity to enhance a relationship that could be transformative on at least two fronts.

First, the Indians represent the biggest impediment in Asia to the threat we and they both face from Communist China’s ambitions.  Over the past few decades, India has fought a succession of border conflicts with China and its proxy, Pakistan.  It is in America’s interest to strengthen India’s capacity to contend with, and deter, what are, at best, two U.S. “frienemies.”

Second, few nations understand better than India the threat Donald Trump calls “radical Islamic terrorism.”  Brutally conquered by Sharia-supremacists centuries ago and repeatedly subjected to their jihad ever since, India is a natural ally in Mr. Trump’s promise to rid the earth of that scourge.

About Frank Gaffney, Jr.

Frank Gaffney is the Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C. Under Mr. Gaffney's leadership, the Center has been nationally and internationally recognized as a resource for timely, informed and penetrating analyses of foreign and defense policy matters. Mr. Gaffney formerly acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy during the Reagan Administration, following four years of service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy. Previously, he was a professional staff member on the Senate Armed Services Committee under the chairmanship of the late Senator John Tower, and a national security legislative aide to the late Senator Henry M. Jackson.