In a speech on Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced a $1.9 billion initiative to help counter terrorism by encouraging people to volunteer for events in their community and providing financial incentives for those who do.
He also pledged to increase the number of military personnel in the U.K. to 2,000, including 500 military advisers.
The announcement is the latest effort to expand human events beyond the traditional war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan.
In September, the United States announced it would establish a $500 million Human Events and Research Center, which will support and fund research on the human impacts of disasters, such as natural disasters.
The program will focus on the resilience of communities and the need for greater community engagement, Trump said at the time.
In a speech last week, Trump vowed to “bring our military to bear on terrorists” in the fight against terrorism.
The administration is also developing a “new generation of weapons” to help fight the terrorist group, according to a report in The Washington Post.
Trump’s new policy comes amid a sharp increase in human events across the globe, as more Americans are volunteering for military or civilian roles.
The U.N. predicts that by 2030, there will be about 1.5 million new volunteers, according the United Nations’ World Population Fund.
The United States is a country that has a large and growing military presence, with more than 1,500 active duty, active-duty Reserve and National Guard members.
Trump recently expanded the U-2 spy plane program to include the deployment of the Predator drone.