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Libertarian Party on Foreign Policy

Party Platform


End foreign military operations; shut down foreign bases

[Current policy] damages lives through misuse and overuse of the military. Libertarian candidates have pledged to sponsor legislation to end all foreign military operations, shut down needless foreign bases, cut military spending by at least 60%, and bring our troops home.

Even after those spending cuts, we will still outspend both Russia and China combined. We will also be safer, because our military will be focused on defense. We will stop creating enemies through unwarranted military intrusions.

Source: 2015 State of the Union Libertarian Party response , Jan 20, 2015

End all foreign military and economic aid

Our foreign policy should emphasize defense against attack from abroad and enhance the likelihood of peace by avoiding foreign entanglements. We would end the current US government policy of foreign intervention, including military and economic aid. We recognize the right of all people to resist tyranny. We condemn the use of force, and especially the use of terrorism, against the innocent, regardless of whether such acts are committed by governments or by political or revolutionary groups.
Source: 2014 Libertarian Party Platform , Nov 1, 2014

Tyranny around the world must be condemned

We condemn the violations of human rights in all nations around the world. We particularly abhor the widespread and increasing use of torture for interrogation and punishment. We call upon the world’s governments to usher in a new age of international harmony based upon the universal reign of liberty. We recognize the right of all people to resist tyranny.
Source: National Platform of the Libertarian Party , Jul 2, 2000

No U.S. intervention in the affairs of other countries

We would end the current government policy of foreign intervention, including military and economic aid, guarantees, and diplomatic meddling. We would end all limitation of private foreign aid, both military and economic.
Source: National Platform of the Libertarian Party , Jul 2, 2000

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