Donald Trump’s victory tour brought him to Fayetteville, North Carolina last week, where he introduced retired Marine General James Mattis to the crowd and began laying the groundwork for his defense strategy as president.

Fayetteville, North Carolina is a short drive away from Fort Bragg, which is one of the largest, if not the largest, military bases in the world, boasting a population of more than 50,000 military personnel and civilians. Trump took the opportunity to flesh out his non-interventionist policy before a largely military crowd, placing an emphasis on rooting out terror rather than interfering with foreign conflicts.

“We will stop racing to topple foreign regimes that we know nothing about, that we shouldn’t be involved with,” Trump said. “Instead, our focus must be on defeating terrorism and destroying ISIS, and we will.”

The president-elect went on to discuss his plans to seek congressional approval to lift the caps placed on defense spending as a part of the sequestration. Trump campaigned on a platform that included rebuilding the U.S. military, which he believes has been stretched too thin by multiple conflicts around the globe.