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2012 Presidential Candidates: Where They Stand on the Issues

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2012 Campaign Issues, where Obama and Romney stand where Obama and Romney stand on Afghanistan War and national defense

War & National Defense

Barack Obama

  • Continue focusing on defeating al-Qaeda in Afghanistan and Pakistan
  • End America's combat mission in Afghanistan by 2014
  • Continue to work with China, Russia, and other nations to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon
Mitt Romney

  • Assess American military presence in Afghanistan and determine whether troops can be withdrawn
  • Increase the national defense budget for increased personnel and modernized defense inventory
  • Find inefficiencies in the Department of Defense budget that can be reinvested into the force
All information was taken from official candidate websites or video interviews.

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