I support getting out of and staying out of foreign wars as much as possible. The extent of our overseas military meddling is appalling. Congress has been very lax about speaking out and enforcing the War Powers Act, so violations have been ongoing for decades. The CIA and State Department have gotten away with unaccounted for spending and military intervention that should be prohibited. Their failed behind the scenes meddling in Benghazi was a disaster with no accountability. {Truth is the first casualty of war.}

However, I do believe in “carrying a big stick” as a deterrent to war, so I support increasing the number of Navy ships, updating our nuclear and missile defense systems, as well as investing in more cybersecurity and Satellites. Focusing on defense, rather than offense would save the U.S. billions of dollars annually.