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Thomas Ravenel on Homeland Security

 


I want a military that defends America, not Germany or Japan

The largest gulf between Ravenel and the GOP is on the role of the US military around the globe. He warns that the US has engaged in nation building, humanitarian missions, and picking winners & losers in countries where we have a track record of getting it wrong. "I want a military that defends America, not a military that defends Germany or defends Japan," he said. "The EU has a GDP bigger than America's. I don't blame them. Why spend any money on your own military when America's got it covered?"
Source: TheDailyBeast blog on 2014 South Carolina Senate race , Jul 4, 2014

We absolutely must have the world's strongest military

Ravenel said crafting a new foreign policy would be a centerpiece of his campaign. "Ill-conceived interventions and this constant flip-flopping of allegiances between terrorist organizations does not make us safer--it only makes another attack on our homeland more likely," Ravenel said. "We absolutely must have the world's strongest military to protect our borders and secure our national interests--but our national defense is weakened by politically motivated pork projects, failed attempts at nation-building and picking up the tab for wealthy countries that won't defend themselves."
Source: WLTX on 2014 South Carolina Senate race , Jul 4, 2014

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