James Mackler on Foreign Policy
Let me bring up a couple things that jump to mind right away. One of them is the importance of diplomacy. It troubles me a lot when we hear leaders talk about reducing funds for the State Department or reducing diplomacy in the name of serving soldiers or of national defense. I've seen the consequences of full-on military conflict, and I know that good diplomacy can reduce the number of deployments, it can reduce the length of deployments, and it can save American lives. We do soldiers a disservice when we try to underplay the importance of diplomacy.
When leadership doesn't stand up for those American values, for using force when necessary, but using it appropriately within the confines of the law, it really undermines the values that we went to war for. That troubles me a lot.
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