Cyber security, nuclear modernization top Trump defense priorities

President-elect Donald Trump’s national security priorities are modernizing the aging U.S. nuclear arsenal and securing critical infrastructure from cyber attacks.

According to, the presidential transition website opened Thursday, Trump also appears to have shifted rhetoric on terrorism. During the campaign, Trump loudly proclaimed radical Islam to be the key driver of terrorism. The transition website, however, refers only to “radical ideologies” as the inspiration behind the long-term threat of terrorism.

Trump criticized the Obama administration during the campaign for its failure to use the term radical Islam in countering Muslim terrorism by the Islamic State and other groups.

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Washington Free Beacon
November 10, 2016