State of Colorado Archives: on Foreign Policy
Diplomatic tools to invest in stability before crisis
Q: What legislation would you support to curb the infliction of mass casualties on citizens?
Bennet: I support smart solutions to curb mass casualties abroad. Our goal should be to deploy diplomatic tools and invest in stability before a crisis
breaks out. I've cosponsored the Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act of 2016, which would increase our ability to detect atrocities and respond more quickly. It also designates prevention of mass atrocities and genocide as a core national security
interest to the United States.
Q: What do you view as the biggest threat to national security?
Bennet: I believe there are several. ISIS is a threat to U.S. interests abroad and our security here at home. I have bills to close gaps in
our visa waiver system and track people who overstay their visas so we know who's in our country. I passed legislation to address cybersecurity personnel shortages, so we can better protect ourselves from cyberattacks.
Source: LWV's Vote411.org on 2016 Colorado Senate Race
Sep 19, 2016
Unwavering defender of the nation of Israel
I am an unwavering defender of the nation of Israel, as this alliance in the
Middle East is essential to the safety and sovereignty of the United States.
Source: 2016 Colorado Senate campaign website PegLittleton.com
Feb 3, 2016
We need cooperation of our traditional allies on terrorism
We canít win the battle against international terror on our own. Terrorism is a world-wide threat. Our battle against them must be fought on many fronts and at many levels.
We must confront them militarily wherever possible, we must use diplomatic, economic and military tools to confront governments who harbor terrorists, and we must also attack the sources of social and financial support for terrorism.
We cannot succeed in these efforts without the cooperation of our traditional allies and without making many new friends.
To lead and to win the war on terror, we must move away from the arrogance of power that has sometimes characterized our foreign policy these past few years, reinvigorate our diplomacy, and rebuild our international coalitions.
Source: 2004 Senate campaign website, SalazarForColorado.com
Aug 11, 2004