Rand Paul Heritage Foundation speech: 10 Foreign Policy Questions For Rand Paul


Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is scheduled to elaborate on his vision of what American foreign policy should look like in a speech scheduled for 11 a.m. at the Heritage Foundation. During that speech, he is expected to outline a foreign policy which will help American avoid long-term conflict and foreign entanglements.

Paul is a libertarian-leaning Republican who has urged a "reluctant" foreign policy.

TheDC's Jamie Weinstein has 10 foreign policy questions for Paul, summarized here:

10. Was President Nixon right to arm Israel during the 1973 Yom Kippur War?

9. Are you under the impression that foreign aid is a "key driver" of our fiscal crisis?

8. What role should human rights considerations play in U.S. foreign policy?

7. What role does the U.S. have in Mali, where Al-Qaeda affiliated militias are trying to create a base of operation?

6. How significant will defense spending cuts under you be? How would these cuts impact our role in the world?

5. Was American support of Britain with the Lend-Lease program before U.S. entry into World War II proper? Should America have remained neutral?

4. In what circumstances would you authorize a military strike against the Iranian nuclear program? What do you think the consequences would be?

3. Should the U.S. reduce its number of foreign military bases? What about U.S. forces on the Korean border?

2. What is your policy on the use of unmanned drones?

1. "What do we owe our allies? What do they owe us?"