With the central theme that America’s “retreat is over”, Walker will strike a defiant tone saying that America “will not be intimidated”. “And neither will I“. “An America that is unintimidated”.
Along with ISIS, Walker also focused on how he would take a much more confrontational approach with Iran.
“Therefore, we must do more to recruit and support fighters in Syria who oppose both ISIS and Assad”, he said.
His speech preview did not indicate if Walker would commit more U-S troops to the Middle East. Walker asked.
“Clearly, we can no longer afford to be passive spectators while the world descends into chaos”.
“With all of the challenges we face around the globe today, now is not the time for untested leadership”.
Glaser said the GOP candidates likely will persist with tough talk on China, because there is no political incentive to do otherwise.
He told several hundred Citadel cadets that he would send them into battle only when the nation’s security is at risk – and that he would do so “with a plan for victory”.
“If I have the honor of serving as your commander in chief, our forces will be strong, our weapons will be modern and America will be unintimidated”. “Anyone who believes the answer to that question is yes should vote for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton“.
Walker laid out his four points of foreign policy focusing on the Iran deal, Russia, ISIS and China. First, secure U.S. borders “at any cost”. These restrictions must be lifted immediately and all options should remain on the table. And finally, strengthen the defense budget.
“Everywhere in the world that Hillary Clinton has touched is worse off today than before she and the president took office”, Walker said.
“At the end of the day, China is governed by an autocratic, communist regime-very closed off-and they’re strategic competitors at a minimum without a doubt”. In April, before Walker had officially announced his candidacy, Sen. Stealing some of his thunder, Florida Senator Marco Rubio countered that it should be downgraded to a regular working visit. “But it’s a little hard to take coming from Republicans who want to be the president of the United States“.
The candidates are following a grand campaign tradition that extends at least as far back as Ronald Reagan and includes the current president.
“I will work with other nations to pressure China to halt its use of commercial espionage as a tool of statecraft”, he said. He noted that the move comes as Iran continues to hold Americans in captivity. She has detailed what she would like to do on the foreign policy front if elected.
Walker said Obama needs to have some “backbone” and call off the planned visit of China’s Xi next month – a response, he said, to China’s “increasing attempts to undermine U.S. interests”. “The Obama/Clinton foreign policy of leading from behind is not working – and we’re heading toward a disaster”, Walker said.
During a speech Friday at the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, Rubio vowed to boost the economic opportunities China presents, such as its appetite for American goods, while at the same time increasing military might in the Pacific to counter the communist country’s own buildup and halting cyberspying, trade imbalances and human rights violations.