Insider’s Guide to the 2020 Democrats on War, Peace, and Security

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What They Say & What They Would Do

Joe Biden (Credit - Creative Commons)

JOE BIDEN: The former Vice President was among the more dovish of President Obama’s aides but he sees no need for fundamental reform of the U.S. national security apparatus …

Cory Booker (Credit - Creative Commons)

CORY BOOKER: The junior senator from New Jersey has not devoted much time or effort to addressing issues of war and peace …

Pete Buttigieg (Credit - AP Photo - Richard Shiro)

PETE BUTTIGIEG: Buttigieg, a former naval intelligence officer, supports Israel and the War Powers Act …

Julian Castro (Credit - Creative Commons)

JULIAN CASTRO: The former cabinet secretary and mayor has made a detailed immigration reform proposal the center of his presidential bid …

Tulsi Gabbard (Credit - Creative Commons)

TULSI GABBARD: The Hawaii Congresswoman and Iraq war veteran is the most outspoken anti-interventionist in the field …

Kamala Harris (Credit - Creative Commons)

KAMALA HARRIS: The foreign policy views of the junior senator from California are unclear except on her signature issue, cybersecurity …

Amy Klobuchar (Credit - Creative Commons)

AMY KLOBUCHAR: The senior senator from Minnesota does not stray far from the Washington orthodoxy … 

Beto O'Rourke (Credit - Creative Commons)

BETO O’ROURKE: Where other candidates have gone along with the policy consensus in Washington, the former Texas Congressman sometimes broke with it …

Bernie Sanders (Credit - Creative Commons)

BERNIE SANDERS: The socialist senator from Vermont insists on a fundamental change in direction of U.S. foreign policy …

Elizabeth Warren (Credit - Creative Commons)

ELIZABETH WARREN: The Massachusetts senator positions herself, like President John F. Kennedy, as an agent of responsible change in U.S. foreign policy …

MARIANNE WILLIAMSON: The author and self-help guru has emphasized peace over war and decried the military industrial complex…

Andrew Yang (Credit: Yang2020)

ANDREW YANG has worked most of his career in startups, early-stage growth companies, philanthropic non-profits …