Russia and President Putin have grown increasingly bold and disruptive on the world stage. President Obama and his Administration absolutely failed in their Russia Strategy and allowed Russia to believe it could do whatever it wanted, without consequence. The Obama Administration failed to respond sufficiently to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and refused to provide our Ukrainian Allies with weapons to fight the proxy Russian forces. The Trump Administration has hit Russia with very heavy sanctions, provided Ukraine lethal military aid and training, strengthened our bilateral relationship with Georgia, and has coordinated well with NATO Allies Poland, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. I truly wish President Trump’s rhetoric with regard to Russia, and his relationships with some NATO Allies was better, because the actions he has taken have been very strong and impactful.