Election Issues


Election Issues: Foreign Policy

July 17, 2008
by findingDulcinea Staff
John McCain and Barack Obama disagree on how to manage the United States’ presence in Iraq, counteract terrorism and handle foreign affairs. Learn more about their conflicting stances in findingDulcinea’s survey of key issues in the November election.

Both candidates have promised to make national security a top priority. However, McCain’s campaign focuses on strengthening the military against Islamic extremists while Obama favors a renewal of American diplomacy.
Compare Barack Obama’s report on foreign affairs, “Renewing American Leadership,” to John McCain’s essay, entitled, “An Enduring Peace Built on Freedom.”
Obama’s counterterrorism strategy, as outlined at the June 19, 2008, Foreign Policy Summit in Washington, D.C., will be guided by “military force, intelligence operations, financial sanctions, and diplomatic action.” He plans to allocate more resources to Afghanistan in an effort to finish the fight against al-Qaida and the Taliban.
For more information on foreign policy read findingDulcinea's U.S. Foreign Relations Web Guide.

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