Program Success Barack Obama Special Edition - Page 18

19. Began Asia “Pivot”: 20. Increased Support for Veterans: 21. President Barack Obama and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson walk between buildings during a tour and budget remarks at the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C., Feb. 2, 2015. Tightened Sanctions on Iran: In 2011, reoriented American military and diplomatic priorities and focus from the Middle East and Europe to the Asian-Pacific region. Executed multipronged strategy of positively engaging China while reasserting U.S. leadership in the region by increasing American military presence and crafting new commercial, diplomatic, and military alliances with neighboring countries made uncomfortable by recent Chinese behavior. With so many soldiers coming home from Iraq and Iran with serious physical and mental health problems, yet facing long waits for services increased 2010 Department of Veterans Affairs budget by 16 percent and 2011 budget by 10 percent. Also signed new GI bill offering $78 billion in tuition assistance over a decade, and provided multiple tax credits to encourage businesses to hire veterans. In effort to deter Iran’s nuclear program, signed Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act (20 L H