Peace through strength and common sense.
Our policy of implementing regime change has generally created less security and has contributed to the rise of ISIS. We must honor our commitments to our allies, and seek to strengthen international law. ISIS must be destroyed - yet we must understand that this is essentially a battle for the soul of Islam and we must broaden our work with our Muslim and Arab allies. A more balanced policy toward Israel and the Palestinians will diminish terrorist recruitment.
The ongoing challenges of Pentagon fraud and abuse have been systematic since President Eisenhower warned us in his Farewell Address. We need to finally, and thoroughly, audit Pentagon spending. Savings could be reallocated to veteran's benefits, strengthening NATO, anti-terrorist programs, and reducing the national debt.