President Trump on Monday promised to spend lavishly on the United States military in an effort to maintain peace in “our troubled, troubled times,” telling troops and commanders that he would give them the tools to prevail against the Islamic State and thwart its attempts to strike America.

“We will make a historic financial investment in the armed forces of the United States and show the entire world that America stands with those who stand in defense of freedom,” Mr. Trump said at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Fla., home to the military’s Central Command and Special Operations Command. READ MORE