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The quick guide to America’s 2016 Presidential candidates stances on foreign policy issues

Complete list of the 2016 Presidential candidate political stances on foreign policy issues

Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s political views on foreign policy issues

Donald Trump is President elect of the United States. Trump was a New York City based real estate developer, television personality and author. Trump is an alumnus of Fordham University and the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce.

Foreign Policy issues

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, but only after extensive background checks and continuous monitoring to ensure they have no terrorist connections Source

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, they are not U.S. citizens and do not have constitutional rights Source

Should the government increase or decrease military spending? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Increase Source

Should the military be allowed to use enhanced interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding, to gain information from suspected terrorists? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, we must use any means necessary to prevent terrorism Source

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should the U.S. remain in the United Nations? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

Should the U.S. formally declare war on ISIS? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, and send in ground troops Source

Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, service should be a choice instead of an obligation Source

Should our country remain in NATO? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government conduct military strikes against North Korea in order to destroy their long-range missile and nuclear weapons capabilities? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, we should let China address this issue Source

Should the military fly drones over foreign countries to gain intelligence and kill suspected terrorists? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, the U.S. needs to use all means necessary to combat terrorism Source

Should the government send in ground troops to fight ISIS? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government increase or decrease foreign aid spending? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Decrease Source

Should the U.S. overthrow President Assad of Syria? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, this would allow ISIS to control Syria Source

Do you support President Obama’s move to lift the trade and travel embargo on Cuba? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

Do you support the military offensive against ISIS in the Iraqi city of Mosul? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

Should the government provide military aid to Saudi Arabia during its conflict with Yemen? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, we should stay out of conflicts that are not an immediate threat to our security Source

Should the U.S. prevent Russia from conducting airstrikes in Syria? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No Source

Should our country defend other NATO countries that maintain low military defense budgets relative to their GDP? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, we should not defend any NATO country that spends less than 2% of their GDP on military defense Source

Should the U.S. provide military assistance to defend Ukraine from Russia? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: No, we should stay out of conflicts that do not directly threaten us Source

Should the U.S. continue NSA surveillance of its allies? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes, surveillance of all foreign countries is essential to tracking potential terrorist threats Source

Should the government cancel production of the F-35 fighter? stats discuss

Donald Trump’s answer: Yes Source

Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton’s political views on foreign policy issues

Hillary Clinton was the Democratic Party’s nominee for the President of the United States in the 2016 election. Clinton served as United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, a U.S. Senator from New York State from 2001 to 2009 and First Lady of the United States under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 2001. Clinton is an alumna of Wellesley College and Yale Law School.

Foreign Policy issues

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, but we should accept much more than the proposed 10,000 refugees Source

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, give them a fair trial and shut down Guantanamo Bay Source

Should the government increase or decrease military spending? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Neither, I am satisfied with the current amount of spending Source

Should the military be allowed to use enhanced interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding, to gain information from suspected terrorists? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No Source

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should the U.S. remain in the United Nations? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should the U.S. formally declare war on ISIS? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, but only with targeted airstrikes Source

Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No, service should be a choice instead of an obligation Source

Should our country remain in NATO? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government conduct military strikes against North Korea in order to destroy their long-range missile and nuclear weapons capabilities? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No, we must use every diplomatic option first Source

Should the military fly drones over foreign countries to gain intelligence and kill suspected terrorists? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government send in ground troops to fight ISIS? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No Source

Should the government increase or decrease foreign aid spending? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Increase Source

Should the U.S. overthrow President Assad of Syria? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, but only if we join an international coalition Source

Do you support President Obama’s move to lift the trade and travel embargo on Cuba? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes Source

Do you support the military offensive against ISIS in the Iraqi city of Mosul? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No 

Should the government provide military aid to Saudi Arabia during its conflict with Yemen? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, this will prevent Iran from gaining too much power in the Middle East Source

Should the U.S. prevent Russia from conducting airstrikes in Syria? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, and establish a no-fly zone Source

Should our country defend other NATO countries that maintain low military defense budgets relative to their GDP? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, and refusing to defend other NATO countries sets a dangerous precedent for the balance of global power Source

Should the U.S. provide military assistance to defend Ukraine from Russia? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: Yes, the Russian invasion of the Ukraine threatens the balance of power in the region Source

Should the U.S. continue NSA surveillance of its allies? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No Source

Should the government cancel production of the F-35 fighter? stats discuss

Hillary Clinton’s answer: No Source

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