Marco anchors his national security and foreign policy views in the principles of American military strength, protection of our economy in a globalized world, and proud advocacy for our core values.
The world is at its safest when America is at its strongest. When our Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, and intelligence community are the mightiest in the world, the result is more peace, stability, and security. The threats we face in the world are always changing, but the need for American strength does not. President Obama’s Administration enacted hundreds of billions of dollars in cuts to national defense – leading our Army, Navy, and Air Force with historically low troop levels, ships, and combat forces. We must reverse course and rebuild our military strength.
The world is more interconnected than ever before, and technology has demolished barriers to travel and trade. The prosperity of Americans now depends on our ability to interact freely and safely in the international marketplace. Turmoil across the world can impact American families almost as much as turmoil across town.
America is the leader of the free world not only because of the superiority of our arms but our superior aims. We are the first power in human history motivated by a desire to expand freedom, not our territory. We base our ideals on the defense of human rights, support for democratic principles, and the protection of the sovereignty of our allies.
Only American leadership will bring us a more stable, prosperous world. We must continue the legacy of those who came before us by advancing the cause of peace and freedom.