Election 101: Where the GOP candidates stand on China, Iran, Israel and other key foreign issues
2. Rick Perry
Considers China America’s single greatest national security threat but believes communist China is “destined for the ash heap of history because it is not a country of virtues.”
Lambasts Obama for “undermining” US-Israel relations and cites that as Exhibit A of “President Obama’s failed foreign policy.” Says Israel shouldn’t be forced into compromises for reaching peace with the Palestinians, but believes the Palestinians must meet key preconditions before being eligible for statehood.
Opposes major cuts in military spending, saying it would endanger US troops.