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ISIS is a symptom of the failure of "War on Terror"

Q: What strategy should the United States pursue to protect itself and its allies from ISIS?

Flowers: ISIS is a symptom of the destruction of nations in the Middle East through the United States' failed "War on Terror". This has led to chaos in countries like Iraq and Libya that creates an opening for extremists and foments anti-American sentiment. Our first priority should be to cut off ISIS' access to money and to weapons, which are coming from U. S. allies. And our second priority should be to provide basic support to stabilize countries in the Middle East. There is much that needs to be done to restore basic infrastructure and access to energy, food, clean water, education and more. As these states re-stabilize, they will regain the trust of their people and reduce extremism. United States' militarism and intervention is the cause of this problem, not the solution.

Source: Baltimore Sun Voter Guide on 2016 Maryland Senate race , Sep 9, 2016

End U.S. global hegemony and become cooperative partner

Rather than making the world a safer place, US foreign policy which is based on intervention into other nations, global hegemony and aggression, has created greater insecurity. It is time for the US to end its global hegemony and become a cooperative partner in the world. The US spends up to $120 billion annually on foreign military bases, which cost as much as four times the amount spent on Social Security & Unemployment ($29 billion); and nearly twice as much as Housing and Community ($63 billion). Rather than building more bases, especially bases that are widely opposed such as the ones on Jeju Island in Korea and on Okinawa in Japan, the US needs to close bases and outposts as part of remaking a foreign policy that emphasizes diplomacy, cooperation and nonintervention into the affairs of other nations. We can bring the skills of military personnel and the military dollars home to address the urgent crises we face domestically."
Source: 2016 MD Senate campaign: response to State of the Union , Jan 12, 2016

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