GOP Candidates on National Security: Where Do they Stand?

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Tonight, Republican candidates will take the stage for the first GOP Presidential debate.  We’ve heard a lot about jobs, immigration and the economy – but where do the candidates stand on the world’s most pressing global security issues?

1. All GOP presidential hopefuls condemn the Iran nuclear deal.  The candidates are concerned about access to suspect Iranian nuclear sites, Iran providing money and weapons to terrorist groups and the eventual removal of restrictions on Iran’s nuclear infrastructure. Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush remarked that the agreement is “dangerous, deeply flawed, and short sighted.” Florida Senator Marco Rubio called the deal “irreparably flawed” and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker promised to strike the deal on “day one” of his presidency.  Other than seeking a “better deal,” however, none of the candidates have presented alternative solutions.

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