For GOP Candidates, Reagan Emulation Stops With His National Security Policy

Republican presidential candidates during the Fox Business Network Republican presidential debate, North Charleston, S.C., Jan. 14, 2016, (AP photo by Chuck Burton).
Republican presidential candidates during the Fox Business Network Republican presidential debate, North Charleston, S.C., Jan. 14, 2016, (AP photo by Chuck Burton).
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As the Republican candidates in the presidential race work to define themselves and stand out from the crowded competition for the party nomination, many claim to be the heir of GOP icon Ronald Reagan. This makes sense given Reagan’s enduring popularity. This is particularly true for national security policy, where Reagan is considered a great success who revived American influence and paved the way for the end of the Cold War. But while claiming Reagan’s mantle, none of the candidates seem interested in actually emulating his strategy. One of the keys to Reagan’s success was lavishing resources on the U.S. […]

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