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Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson’s political views on foreign policy issues

Gary Johnson was the Libertarian Party’s nominee for the President of the United States in the 2016 election. Johnson served as the governor of New Mexico from 1995 to 2003. Johnson is an alumnus of the University of New Mexico –Albuquerque.

Foreign Policy issues

Should the U.S. accept refugees from Syria? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, but only after extensive background checks and continuous monitoring to ensure they have no terrorist connections Source

Should foreign terrorism suspects be given constitutional rights? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, they should be tried in military tribunals but not subject to torture Source

Should the government increase or decrease military spending? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Decrease Source

Should the U.S. continue to support Israel? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes, but respect Israel’s sovereignty and do not dictate how it should interact with its neighbors Source

Should the military be allowed to use enhanced interrogation techniques, such as waterboarding, to gain information from suspected terrorists? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, torture is an ineffective form of interrogation Source

Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, service should be a choice instead of an obligation Source

Should the U.S. formally declare war on ISIS? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, we should stay out of Middle Eastern conflicts Source

Should our country remain in NATO? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should the U.S. remain in the United Nations? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government increase or decrease foreign aid spending? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Decrease, until we drastically reduce our national budget deficit Source

Should the military fly drones over foreign countries to gain intelligence and kill suspected terrorists? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, the military has no right to do so without a Congressional declaration of war Source

Should the government send in ground troops to fight ISIS? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, not until they attack us on U.S. soil Source

Should the U.S. overthrow President Assad of Syria? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, this would allow ISIS to control Syria Source

Do you support President Obama’s move to lift the trade and travel embargo on Cuba? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government conduct military strikes against North Korea in order to destroy their long-range missile and nuclear weapons capabilities? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, and I am not convinced that North Korea has or is capable of developing a long-range nuclear missile Source

Should the U.S. prevent Russia from conducting airstrikes in Syria? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, we should not get involved Source

Should the government provide military aid to Saudi Arabia during its conflict with Yemen? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, we should stay out of conflicts that are not an immediate threat to our security Source

Should the U.S. provide military assistance to defend Ukraine from Russia? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, we should stay out of conflicts that do not directly threaten us Source

Should the U.S. continue NSA surveillance of its allies? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: No, and abolish the NSA Source

Should our country defend other NATO countries that maintain low military defense budgets relative to their GDP? stats discuss

Gary Johnson’s answer: Yes Source

Should the government cancel production of the F-35 fighter? stats discuss

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