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October 13, 2015

The Debate the Democrats Should Be Having on Defense

So far much of the discussion on the Democratic side has centered on crucial domestic issues like how to reduce inequality or how to make college more affordable. There has been much less attention paid to life-and-death issues of foreign policy and national security. That needs to change. Whether it happens Tuesday night or not, the candidates eventually have to go beyond reassuring rhetoric to engage in a detailed discussion of their strategy for protecting the country -- and how they would pay for it. Do they have a plan to further reduce the world's massive stockpile of nuclear weapons? Will they vigorously defend and faithfully implement the Iran nuclear deal in the face of ongoing opposition? What are their proposals for dealing with climate change, which is as much a security issue as it is an environmental one?

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