Defense & National Security

We cannot bomb our way out of terrorist threats nor can we win the hearts and minds of people by killing them. However, we can reduce that threat and win them over by saving lives and providing opportunities for people in foreign countries to better their lives. When people are educated, healthy, have food on the table, and are working, then they will be able to focus inward and improve their societies rather than blaming us for their problems.

The U.S. defense strategy is outdated in this ever-changing technological age, in which Facebook and Twitter can free more people than all of the Pentagon's hard power. Spending more money on defense does not necessarily make us stronger or safer but spending smart will.