A Balanced Foreign Policy

Daryl Press and Benjamin Valentino. from How to Make America Safe: New Policies for National Security, The Tobin Project, 2006.


… America’s current foreign policy relies too heavily on military force to promote U.S. interests. Although military force is sometimes necessary, U.S. policy should be balanced and rely more on America’s other tools of foreign policy—e.g., our unrivaled economy, and the global appeal of our values. Through a balanced foreign policy, the United States can achieve its important foreign policy goals, while reestablishing our country as a beacon of freedom and human rights, at
a fraction of the costs of the current policy.

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