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What to do about rising tensions in the S China Sea that hasn't yet been tried?

Indonesia blows up Malaysian & Vietnamese fishing boats, Vietnam detains a Chinese boat, the Chinese free a Chinese fishing boat from Indonesian custody. The volatile "new normal."
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Submitted by: Carly435 from WA
April 22, 2016, 12:59 a.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military

What would George Soros do?

That is the question!

Submitted by: Aaron Agassi
April 21, 2016, 2:14 a.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military

Do you back Murphy-Paul bill to set new conditions for U.S. aid to Saudi Arabia?

Chris Murphy/Rand Paul bill requires Saudi Arabia to protect civilians in their war in Yemen & cooperate with us against ISIS/Al Qaeda as conditions of U.S. military aid. Do you support or oppose?

Submitted by: Robert Naiman from IL
April 21, 2016, 4:10 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military

Would you ever entertain the idea of an isolationist government?

We have many problems facing us at home, perhaps one could say that investing greatly in just ourselves and our problems at home would be beneficial to the health of our country.

Submitted by: Brett W. from CT
April 19, 2016, 6:30 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military

Will you stop our permanent war economy?

Reduce the military budget by at least 50%, close almost all of the 1,000 known military bases in 160 countries, and use our military personal to help improve our infrastructure here at home.

Submitted by: Kurt B. from CA
April 21, 2016, 9:19 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military

Should Israel be held accountable for building settlements/walls in the PNA?

Does the occupation insight more violence with in the Palestinians to fight against Israel not make peace with them.

Submitted by: Sean M Barmer from CA
April 21, 2016, 2:19 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military

What will you do to domestically to help prevent US military expansion abroad?

We've seen within this past decade elements within Washington and NATO ramping up wars and coups in Europe (Georgia, Ukraine), and the Middle East (Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Libia, Syria, etc).

Submitted by: Mikle O. from NY
April 24, 2016, 8:07 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military

How will you reduce the US military budget to foster peace, economic well-being?

We spend a huge % of the US budget on military and war-related costs; instead, we should spend lots of this on peace-building, renewable energy, infrastructure, universal healthcare & education, etc.

Submitted by: Barbara
April 19, 2016, 8:12 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military

Does Israel's use of arms to kill civilians violate the Leahy Law?

Some members of Congress have recently sent a letter on this issue to the Justice Department. Do you support this investigation?

Submitted by: TonyLit
April 19, 2016, 7:27 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military

Would you support limiting foreign aid in order to help reduce national debt?

We can't keep giving away money without anything to show in return. Limiting foreign aid to only non-military humanitarian causes as a part of a coalition, is one way to literally stop the bleeding.

Submitted by: Whadayalookinat from WA
April 25, 2016, 2:14 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military

Should our veterans receive free stock in companies that profit from our wars?

When our military gets deployed abroad, big American corporations make big profits. Meanwhile the people who did the actual work get broken promises from the VA while not sharing in those profits.

Submitted by: Snilloc Sabanrab from MN
April 21, 2016, 11:48 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military

Would you support a mandatory 1 year military commitment for high school grads?

This military commitment would apply to those not working full time, going to a vocational school, or pursuing a college degree.

Submitted by: DamianMoore from NH
April 21, 2016, 1:01 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military

Will you re-direct the insane military budget to address socio-econ-envir needs?

The military budget is the elephant in the room - we are left arguing over the financial peanuts for all our pressing issues. Even military leaders have called for a reduction. Are you the patriot?

Submitted by: Neal from FL
April 22, 2016, 3:35 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military

Will you work to end U.S. military AND covert foreign interventions?

The U.S. has a long history of intervening in the affairs of other countries largely for economic, not moral, reasons. This has created enemies around the world and puts us all in grave danger.
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Submitted by: aw from FL
April 22, 2016, 7:45 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military
April 24, 2016, 2:47 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military

Do you support wars if so why?

Explain why you support or don't and plans ahead to fixing a global issue.

Submitted by: Peacemaker from HI
April 19, 2016, 7:29 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military

Will you support the establishment of an independent Kurdistan?

Kurdistan was eliminated when ME borders were artificially set by western colonial powers, the Kurds are the only stable, moderate, peoples in the region. The Kurds deserve independence.

Submitted by: rebelsumner from NC
April 22, 2016, 2:52 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military

Will you advocate for the official recognition of the Armenian Genocide?

Far too long have U.S. leaders and Internet personalities gone without calling it what it is. (Vote if you want Mr. Uyger to read this question!)

Submitted by: John P. Atter from CA
April 24, 2016, 12:10 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military

How will you address military lies about the epidemic of rape of servicewomen?

The military has recently been found to have misled Congress about the success of their internal methods of handling rape, making them appear more effective than they are. How will you protect women?

Submitted by: DizzyLizzy from FL
April 24, 2016, 8:59 a.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military

Do you agree with Bernie Sanders that the war in Gaza had disproportionate force

Most Jews in America are very progressively minded and regret the pain inflicted on the open prison of Gaza by Israel. Do you support most American Jews in denouncing this military aggression?

Submitted by: Waheed from CA
April 21, 2016, 10:11 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military

Where do you stand on Ed Snowden and classified, unconstitutional NSA programs?

The purpose is to understand candidates' position on domestic surveillance, and the constitutionality of such programs with respect to the Patriot Act and the 4th Amendment.

Submitted by: GP from OH
April 21, 2016, 6:21 p.m.
Issue area: Foreign Policy & Military

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