Senator Marco Rubio laid out his foreign policy doctrine in a speech before the ‘Council On Foreign Relations’.
Marco Rubio staked a claim to being the Republican presidential field’s toughest — and most qualified — candidate on national security, capping a four-year effort to cultivate expertise in an area of top concern for GOP voters.
Rubio alleged that President Barack Obama has flinched from a dangerous world and argued for “American strength [as] a means of preventing war, not promoting it.” (Politico)
Rubio defined ‘Three Pillars’ in his remarks:
Protection of the American economy in a globalized world
Moral clarity regarding America’s core values
Following his remarks, Rubio sat for an extended Q&A session with the audience and CBS News morning anchor Charlie Rose.
Rubio is currently vying for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination.
A full transcript of Rubio’s speech is available HERE