Our world changes rapidly, and new challenges arise without warning. Therefore, U.S. foreign policy must be fluid, flexible, and dynamic. We should spend money wisely to ensure that America has a state-of-the-art military with advanced tools to combat cyberwarfare and other modern threats.
We must honor our commitments to NATO and other allies. Any other military interventions should be balanced against the likelihood of inciting the growth of more terrorist cells and ideology. Missteps such as the incursion into Iraq have only generated more distrust and extremism. The lives of American soldiers must not be sacrificed on missions that only destabilize the world further.
The American people must be defended from attack, but the use of military force should be a last resort. We should first seek negotiations and then exhaust other nonviolent strategies before resorting to military force.