JOE ON THE ISSUES
Admiral Joe Sestak’s opinion piece on Iranian tensions in the Des Moines Register: Militaries can stop a problem, but they won’t fix a problem
I wanted to share my latest opinion piece with you – where I talk about the Iran nuclear deal and the tensions in the Persian Gulf. You can find it here, in the Des Moines Register.
Tensions between Iran and the United States have recently reached dangerous new heights — which could result in spiraling reprisals devolving into war.
Having served in the military, I know that militaries can stop a problem, but they can’t fix a problem. This is why I supported the Iran nuclear accord, and still support it today as the best framework for maintaining peace and security for us and our allies. As tensions continue to ratchet up, we must own up to the fact that we are to blame. We broke our word…
…The Iran deal was working. As a solution to the problem of Iran developing nuclear weapons, it was actually working quite well. We need to return to the negotiating table. Diplomacy fixed this problem before. Diplomacy can do it again.
Read more here.
You can also learn more about my foreign policy philosophy here, and why I believe America must regain its leadership position and convene the world to tackle the world’s biggest challenges, from China to climate change, to protect our American dream at home.
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