How Would U.S. Presidential Candidates Use Force Against Extremism?

Republican presidential candidates appear during the CNBC Republican presidential debate in Boulder, Colo., Oct. 28, 2015 (AP photo by Brennan Linsley).
Republican presidential candidates appear during the CNBC Republican presidential debate in Boulder, Colo., Oct. 28, 2015 (AP photo by Brennan Linsley).

With the U.S. presidential election only about a year away, no candidate for either party has laid out a comprehensive national security strategy or even a broad philosophy of America’s role in the world and the purpose of U.S. power. To the extent that national security has been raised at all, the presidential hopefuls are clamoring to appear the toughest, whether against the self-declared Islamic State, Iran or Russia, and to offer unqualified support for Israel and its prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu. The candidates have talked of reviving America’s influence in the Middle East and restraining Russia, but they haven’t […]

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