2. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:
"We were talking just as I came on I said (Acting Defense Secretary) Pat (Shanahan), I have to go now. We're talking defense and we're also talking offense. You know can't forget offence, either, can we? We have the finest weapons in the world and we're ordering the finest weapons in the world, that you can be sure of. We're here to present the results of my administration's missile defense review. Our goal is simple: to ensure that we can detect and destroy any missile launched against the United States anywhere, anytime, anyplace. As we all know, the best way to keep America safe is to keep America strong. And that's what we're doing. Stronger than ever."
++SOUNDBITES SEPARATED BY BLACK++
3. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:
"Before presenting the results of our missile defense review, I want to take a moment to express my deepest condolences to the families of the brave American heroes who laid down their lives yesterday in selfless service to our nation. These are great people, great, great people. We will never forget their noble and immortal sacrifice. This morning I also would like to briefly address another matter of critical national security, the humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border. Without a strong border, America is defenseless, vulnerable and unprotected. I also want to thank the military for helping us out during the big caravan period. But now you have more caravans forming in there on the way up thousands and thousands of people. We don't know where they're from, who they are. Nothing. We need strong borders. We need strong barriers and walls. Nothing else is going to work. Everyone knows it. Everybody's saying it now. It's just a question of time. This should have been done many years ago. Should have been done by other, really by other presidents."
++SOUNDBITES SEPARATED BY BLACK++
4. SOUNDBITE (English) Donald Trump, U.S. President:
"The federal government remains shut down because congressional Democrats refused to approve border security. We're going to have border security. It's going to be tight. It's going to be strong. We're going to let people into our country gladly but they're going to come in legally. That includes for the farmers who need help and for others but we are going to have powerful, strong border security. While many Democrats in the House and Senate would like to make a deal, Speaker Pelosi will not let them negotiate. The party has been hijacked by the open borders fringe within the party. The radical Left becoming the radical Democrats, hopefully Democrat lawmakers will step forward to do what is right for our country and what's right for our country is border security at the strongest level. Stop human hijacking. Stop drugs. Stop gangs. Stop criminals. That's what we're going to do. That was my pledge. And that's what we're going to do."
U.S. President Donald Trump's visited the Pentagon Thursday to roll out a new strategy for a more aggressive space-based missile defense system to protect against existing threats from North Korea and Iran and counter advanced weapon systems being developed by Russia and China.
"Our goal is simple to ensure that we can detect and destroy any missile launched against the United States anywhere, anytime, anyplace," Trump said.
The president was revealing details about the administration's Missile Defense Review — the first compiled since 2010.
Trump also offered condolences to the families of Americans killed in Syria during a suicide attack Wednesday.
Before delivering details of the new missile strategy, Trump used his speech to continue his push for a southern border wall.
He slammed Democrats and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, saying, "the party has been hijacked by the open borders fringe within the party."
The release of the strategy was postponed last year for unexplained reasons, though it came as Trump was trying to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons.