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Bring US troops home from Afghanistan before 2014

Asked about Afghanistan, Warren broke with Obama, saying U.S. troops should be brought home ahead of his 2014 withdrawal date. "We can't stay and rebuild Afghanistan forever," she said. "I think it is time to bring our troops home."

Brown, however, said he wouldn't want to second guess the president. "I would rely on the guidance from the president and his generals," he said.

Source: Fox News on 2012 Mass. Senate debate , Oct 2, 2012

Take nothing off the table with Iran's nuclear weapon

Asked about the possibility that Iran could acquire a nuclear weapon, Brown criticized Warren for not adopting a tough enough response. "We cannot have a nuanced approach that Professor Warren wants," he said.

Warren said she also supports Israel and is opposed to allowing Iran to gain nuclear arms. She also praised Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Obama, saying he's "done a first-rate job. He's taking nothing off the table."

Source: North Adams Transcript on 2012 Mass. Senate debate , Sep 21, 2012

Get out of Afghanistan as fast as possible

Elizabeth Warren wants to see American troops exit Afghanistan "as fast as possible," a spokesman said noting that the first-time candidate believes the Obama administration's three-year timetable could be accelerated. "Elizabeth thinks we need to get out of Afghanistan as fast as possible, but we must do so in a way that maintains the safety of our troops and allows a handoff to the Afghans," said the campaign spokesman. "She believes that this can be done faster than the current timeline."
Source: Boston Herald, "Troop Withdrawal" , Dec 4, 2011

Military action possible to stop Iranian nukes

U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren left the door open yesterday to military action against Iran in the face of that country's growing nuclear threat--bolstering her national security credentials: "Our number one responsibility is to protect Americans from terrorism, that's our job, so being tough on terrorism is enormously important," said Warren yesterday at a campaign stop in Gloucester.
Source: Hillary Chabot in Boston Herald , Oct 14, 2011

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