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War should be last resort but we need to always be prepared

America should go to war as a last resort, but it should also be prepared˙for war at any given moment. I support the position of "peace through strength". Diplomacy is a complex carrot and stick process and for the carrot to work, there needs to be an effective stick. This Ronald Reagan quote has always resonated with me as a foundation for world peace, "Peace is not absence˙of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means."
Source: The Civil Beat on 2018 Hawaii Senate race , Jul 1, 2018

Surgical strikes to prevent hostile possession of nukes

Q: Should the United States use military force in order to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a nuclear weapon?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support increased American intervention in Middle Eastern conflicts beyond air support?

A: No. I support the limited use of military force in surgical strikes to take out the hostile's nuclear weapons programs. Your Middle Eastern conflicts question is too broad and I would have different answers for conflicts in different regions of the Middle East. The issues are far to complex to address here, but they include Shia vs Sunni differences, theocracies vs monarchies, Kurdish state establishment, national vs cross-nation tribal actors, and traditional religious beliefs vs global world values of today. I think the best long term role the US can play is in diplomacy as a mediator or arbitrator.

Source: Vote Smart 2018 Hawaii Political Courage Test , Jan 1, 2018

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