Just Security’s Guide to the 2016 Presidential Candidates and National Security

The 2016 presidential election is more than 18 months away, but the races are already heating up with Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, and Hillary Clinton in the running so far. We thought our readers would find it useful to have a reference guide on their positions on the security-related issues that we cover at Just Security.

We’ve put together a non-partisan database outlining the candidates’ current stances on a selection of topics. We have included sources for each summary and, whenever possible, have cited official government websites or the candidates’ websites. In the table below, we have included only those candidates who have formally announced their candidacy in one of the major two parties as of today. Click the footnotes to see the source documents.


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