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Tulsi Gabbard’s policies on foreign policy issues

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Foreign Policy  ›  Iran

Should the U.S. go to war with Iran?

  Public statementsNo, the U.S. should encourage Iran to disarm through diplomatic channels

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

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

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseNo, service should be a choice instead of an obligation

Foreign Policy  ›  United Nations

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

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseYes, but scale back our current involvement

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Elections

Should the government attempt to influence foreign elections?

  Public statementsNo, and we should not try to influence any other country’s elections or policy

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel Boycott

Should it be illegal to join a boycott of Israel?

  Public statementsNo


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Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should the U.S. remain in NATO?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseYes, but NATO should focus more on counter-terrorism strategies

Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should the government increase or decrease military spending?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseDecrease

Foreign Policy  ›  Torture

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

  Public statementsYes, but only as a last resort

Foreign Policy  ›  Soleimani

Do you support the killing of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseNo, the strike was illegal since it was not approved by The U.S. Congress

Foreign Policy  ›  Israel

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel?

  Public statementsWe should give equal support to Israel and Palestine.

Foreign Policy  ›  North Korea Military Strikes

Should the U.S. conduct military strikes against North Korea in order to destroy their long-range missile and nuclear weapons capabilities?

  Public statementsNo, we must use every diplomatic option first

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseYes, but only after extensive background checks and continuous monitoring to ensure they have no terrorist connections

Foreign Policy  ›  Yemen

Should the U.S. provide military aid to Saudi Arabia during its conflict with Yemen?

  Public statementsNo, and cut ties with Saudi Arabia until they end their human rights violations

Foreign Policy  ›  Terrorism

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseNo, they should be tried in military tribunals but not subject to torture

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should the US increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseDecrease, until we drastically reduce our national budget deficit

Foreign Policy  ›  ISIS Ground Troops

Should the U.S. send ground troops into Syria to fight ISIS?

  Public statementsNo, we should stay out of this conflict

Foreign Policy  ›  Drones

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

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseNo, the military has no right to do so without a Congressional declaration of war

Foreign Policy  ›  Afghanistan

Should the United States pull all military troops out of Afghanistan?

  Public statementsYes

Foreign Policy  ›  War on ISIS

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

  Public statementsYes, but only with targeted airstrikes

Foreign Policy  ›  Cuba

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

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Ukraine

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

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseNo, we should pursue diplomatic options instead

Foreign Policy  ›  NATO

Should the U.S. defend other NATO countries that maintain low military defense budgets relative to their GDP?

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseYes, and refusing to defend other NATO countries sets a dangerous precedent for the balance of global power

Foreign Policy  ›  NSA Surveillance

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

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseNo, spying on our allies severely damages our reputation abroad

Foreign Policy  ›  Russian Airstrikes in Syria

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

  Public statementsNo, we should coordinate with Russia to take out ISIS

Foreign Policy  ›  India Arms

Should the U.S. sell military weapons to India in order to counter Chinese and Russian influence?

  Public statementsNo, this will start a global arms race

Foreign Policy  ›  Jerusalem

Should Jerusalem be recognized as the capital of Israel?

  Party’s support baseNo

Foreign Policy  ›  Hong Kong Fugitive Extradition

Should the Chinese government be able to extradite fugitives from Hong Kong?

  Public statementsNo

Foreign Policy  ›  F-35

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

  Tulsi Gabbard voterbaseYes