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Use US air power to enforce peace, but not ground troops

Q: What should America's role in the world be?

A: We are one of the most powerful militarized nations in the history of the world, and the use of that power should be utilized to ensure that we have a stable, international peace. At present, international terror continues to impact our allies, and each day the threat of its impact on our country and its citizens looms. I lived through the Korean and Vietnam wars. I have seen the tragic losses of American life. My role in the U.S. Senate would be to ensure that there is no deployment of U.S. ground forces anywhere in the world on the basis of the needs of special interests. While I am in complete favor of the use of air power in support of allies worldwide, our troops, our country and our citizens deserve to know that their interest is our first priority.

Source: Honolulu Civil Beat on 2016 Hawaii Senate race , Jul 29, 2016

We should have declared Afghan War; but no timetable

Q: Do you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan?

A: No. We should have a declaration of war before we commit any Ground Troops to combat. We, seemingly, did not hear from Korea, Vietnam, Kosovo, etc.

Q: Do you support a timetable for withdrawal from Afghanistan?

A: No.

Source: VoteSmart 2012 Hawaii Political Courage Test , Nov 1, 2012

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