Defending the use of American military power, Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Wednesday called for an increase in military spending and for the U.S. to aggressively confront Russia, China and others that he says threaten the nation’s economic interests.
Looking to woo New York’s Orthodox Jewish community, Republican presidential contender Rand Paul faced tough questions Monday about his support for Israel and his approach to foreign policy in the Middle East
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and potential 2016 presidential contender Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., teamed up against fellow GOP Sen. Rand Paul to label him “the worst possible candidate” for president, specifically because of his “isolationist” foreign policy.
Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he “just didn’t feel right” about a 2016 campaign and discussed several moves he wish he made and strategies he’ll pass on to the future GOP candidate.
President Barack Obama is pushing back against criticism of his foreign policy, arguing that Americans are safer on his watch.
Five-term Sen. John McCain is taking the Senate to school on foreign policy.
Since Obama has taken things into his own hands offending the GOP base, some experts warn that his actions could hinder Republicans in the next election.
Sen. Marco Rubio called Wednesday for increased U.S. defense spending and greater intervention abroad, positioning himself as the leading foreign policy hawk among Republicans considering runs for the White House.
Rubio Positioning Himself As Leading Foreign Policy Hawk Among Republicans Considering White House Runs
Sen. Marco Rubio is positioning himself as the leading foreign policy hawk among Republicans considering runs for the White House, pushing for more military spending and greater intervention abroad as the United States confronts Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria.
Strategy will include U.S. led air strikes and the training and arming of Syrian rebels opposed to the Islamic State group. He promises no “boots on the ground” for American forces.