Our government has a responsibility to our brave men and women fighting overseas, and that means adequately preparing our troops and caring for our veterans. But it also means not putting them in harm’s way unless it is absolutely necessary.
For the sake of our nation’s security, the U.S. must engage in a balanced foreign policy that gives prominence to diplomacy and development while maintaining a strong national defense. By doing this, we can help prevent conflicts before they start, continue to restore America’s image in the international community, and rebuild relations with our friends and allies around the world.
The United States must also be an advocate for human rights at home and abroad. America’s position of prominence on the world stage is historically unique, and retaining it depends on strong diplomacy and responsible approaches to the complex issues we face.