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From wars in the Middle East to nuclear weapons perhaps in North Korea and China owning.
A lot of our debt America faces countless threats around the world.
But what if we could fix all -- problems without leaving our shores Richard -- is the president of the council of foreign relations.
And he says our national security all depends on how we handle things back home including the bills and he joins us live winter mornings we wanna be strong around the world we gotta be strong at home first story.
Absolutely the United States to lead in the world and you have to pass -- we need to have more resources whether -- economic military you name it.
And sure there's all sorts of threats out there but actually the biggest threat facing us is not anything out there it's ourselves is the fact that our economy is growing less than half its historical rate.
And we were simply not restoring the basis of American power what are we doing wrong.
How much time do we have -- -- you get three minutes I thought.
Clearly we've got to get our fiscal trajectory on a course where our debt debt gets in line we've got to expand trade book I get that you get that the administration doesn't get that.
What does the administration and this is actually people say there's not enough bipartisanship and it is actually too much bipartisanship both parties are to blame.
We need to move ahead with these trade agreements repair our infrastructure.
Better K through twelve schools get immigration reform through and get some really talented people not just educated here let him stay here they're the ones we're gonna -- -- -- What -- but what about things that pop up like for instance right now we get this terrible situation over and over -- -- a lot of people around the world -- and if anybody could do some that'd be the United States.
I know I -- just have to keep in mind though that things which area of one square on a global chess board we gotta ask yourself what can we really accomplish that.
Given local realities and I would -- not that much second of all.
How is that we look at Syria against the backdrop of everything else we got to worry about Iran we've got to worry about China and again we've got to put -- -- against the context of the resources we need to devote here.
By the way for the long run if we devote them here will be much better able to deal with the challenges out there were we right to get involved in Libya.
For me you know I don't think it warranted it and what will be what about Iraq.
Again -- was a war of choice that I think was ill advised what about Afghanistan that we -- right at the beginning US national security was threatened.
I'll Qaeda was given sanctuary there -- I think we went wrong in Afghanistan under this administration was triple -- force levels getting ambitious we have to understand a little bit humility.
United States cannot remake other societies -- -- which I think what you say and is we've got to be Smart about what we do with the resources.
Tucker -- we've got to stop over reaching -- roared and got to stop under performing at home we've got to be Smart we can't do everything.
Life's about choices about priorities that's -- strategy is all about he has written a great new book it's called foreign policy begins at home.
We face threats from all sorts of countries it's time to take a look at how we're keeping things back here the story Richard -- thank you thank.
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