OnTheIssuesLogo

Ned Lamont on Foreign Policy

Democratic Challenger

 


Biggest threat to US is rogue nation with nukes

Q: What is your take on North Korea? And what should we do about it?

A: The biggest threat to the US and world peace is a rogue nation that has nuclear arms capability, and they can sell that to terrorists or potentially launch. And North Korea fits that description. I know the Bush administration called this provocative and not an imminent threat, but I think its the most serious threat facing the US today.

As a senator, I would get Republicans and Democrats together. I would get them behind closed doors. Id give them real intelligence. Id explain the severity of the situation. Id explain it to the American people. Id let them know the importance of what weve got to do.

Obviously, we cant work alone. China, South Korea, and Japan are so key to everything we have got to do in North Korea. And working with them in a constructive way, with a constructive dialogue, we have got to get Kim Jong Il off of that murderous path that hes got. Pres. Bush has got to get it right this time.

Source: 2006 Connecticut Democratic Senate Primary debate , Jul 6, 2006

Use carrot-and-stick diplomacy for Iranian nukes

Q: Do you suspect Iran is making a nuclear bomb?

A: I suspect they are making a bomb, just like India and Pakistan have. Its a source of great nationalist pride. I think theyre a little paranoid. They see Afghanistan on one side of them and Iraq on the other side, and a US president who is talking about an Axis of Evil. Maybe they are worried. I think theres a whole variety of motivations for them to get the bomb.

Q: Do you think its inevitable that theyll get the bomb, and should the US base its diplomacy on that assumption?

A: No, on the contrary, we should work diplomatically and aggressively to give them reasons why they dont need to build a bomb, to give them incentives. We have to engage in very aggressive diplomacy. Id like to bring in allies when we can. Id like to use carrots as well as sticks-to see if we can change the nature of the debate. But Lieberman is the one who keeps talking about keeping the military option on the table.

Source: The Truthdig Interview, by Blair Golson , Apr 25, 2006

Other candidates on Foreign Policy: Ned Lamont on other issues:
CT Gubernatorial:
Bob Stefanowski
Dan Malloy
Danny Drew
David Walker
Joe Visconti
Larry Kudlow
Linda McMahon
Mark Lauretti
Peter Lumaj
Prasad Srinivasan
Tom Foley
CT Senatorial:
Ann-Marie Adams
August Wolf
Chris Murphy
Jack Orchulli
Matthew Corey
Richard Blumenthal
Tom Foley

CT politicians
CT Archives
Senate races 2021-22:
AK: Incumbent Lisa Murkowski(R)
vs.Gov. Sarah Palin(? R)
AL: Incumbent Richard Shelby(R)
vs.State Rep. John Merrill(? R)
AR: Incumbent John Boozman(R)
vs.Candidate Dan Whitfield(D)
AZ: Incumbent Mark Kelly(D)
vs.State Sen. Kelli Ward(? R)
CA: Incumbent Alex Padilla(D)
vs.State Rep. Jerome Horton(D)
CO: Incumbent Michael Bennet(D)
vs.USAF Lt. Darryl Glenn(? R)
CT: Incumbent Richard Blumenthal(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
FL: Incumbent Marco Rubio(R)
vs.U.S.Rep. Val Demings(? D)
GA: Incumbent Raphael Warnock(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
HI: Incumbent Brian Schatz(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
IA: Incumbent Chuck Grassley(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)
ID: Incumbent Mike Crapo(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)
IL: Incumbent Tammy Duckworth(D)
vs.U.S.Rep. Adam Kinzinger(? R)
IN: Incumbent Todd Young(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)
KS: Incumbent Jerry Moran(R)
vs.Secretary of State Mike Pompeo(? R)
KY: Incumbent Rand Paul(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)
LA: Incumbent John Kennedy(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)

MD: Incumbent Chris Van Hollen(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
MO: Incumbent Roy Blunt(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)
NC: Incumbent Richard Burr(R,retiring)
vs.State Sen. Erica Smith(D)
vs.U.S.Rep. Mark Walker(R)
ND: Incumbent John Hoeven(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)
NH: Incumbent Maggie Hassan(D)
vs.Brig.Gen. Don Bolduc(R)
NV: Incumbent Catherine Cortez Masto(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
NY: Incumbent Chuck Schumer(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
OH: Incumbent Rob Portman(R,retiring)
vs.Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley(? D)
vs.State Rep. Dan Carter(? D)
vs.U.S.Rep. Tim Ryan(? D)
OK: Incumbent James Lankford(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)
OR: Incumbent Ron Wyden(D)
vs.QAnon adherent Jo Rae Perkins(R)
PA: Incumbent Pat Toomey(R,retiring)
vs.HSBC whistleblower Everett Stern(R)
SC: Incumbent Tim Scott(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)
SD: Incumbent John Thune(R)
vs.State Rep. Billie Sutton(? D)
UT: Incumbent Mike Lee(R)
(no prospective opponents yet)
VT: Incumbent Patrick Leahy(D)
vs.Lt.Gov. David Zuckerman(? D)
WA: Incumbent Patty Murray(D)
(no prospective opponents yet)
WI: Incumbent Ron Johnson(R)
vs.County Exec. Tom Nelson(D)
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Jobs
Principles
Social Security
Tax Reform
Technology
War/Peace
Welfare

Other Senators
Senate Votes (analysis)
Bill Sponsorships
Affiliations
Policy Reports
Group Ratings
 
Search for...





Page last updated: Feb 06, 2021