Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard ─ Build, Don't Bomb: A New American Foreign Policy

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As a veteran, Congresswoman Gabbard’s experience has profoundly shaped her as a person and her approach to American foreign policy. She will discuss the need for a military that is ready and capable of protecting our nation’s security, but should not be supporting counterproductive, interventionist wars that cost countless lives and trillions of American taxpayer dollars. Congresswoman Gabbard will discuss how these savings can be used to reinvest in our country’s future.

Congresswoman Gabbard will be joined by Watson Senior Fellow Stephen Kinzer for further discussion. A Q&A session will follow.

Tulsi Gabbard was elected to the Hawaii State Legislature in 2002 when she was just 21 years old, becoming the youngest person ever elected in the state. A year later, she joined the Hawai‘i Army National Guard.

Tulsi served two tours of duty in the Middle East, and she continues her service as a Major in the Army National Guard. Tulsi’s 2005 deployment was a 12-month tour at Logistical Support Area Anaconda in Iraq, where she served in a field medical unit as a specialist with a 29th Support Battalion medical company. She was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal at the end of this tour.

In between her two tours, Tulsi served in the U.S. Senate as a legislative aide to Senator Daniel Akaka (D-HI), and graduated from the Accelerated Officer Candidate School at the Alabama Military Academy, where she was the first woman to finish as the distinguished honor graduate in the Academy's 50-year history. Tulsi was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant and continued to work for Senator Akaka until 2009, when she again voluntarily deployed with her unit to the Middle East.

In 2010, Tulsi was elected to the Honolulu City Council. Tulsi was elected in 2012 to the United States House of Representatives, serving Hawaii’s 2nd District. She is one of the first two female combat veterans to ever serve in the U.S. Congress, and also its first Hindu member.

Now in her fourth term in Congress, Tulsi serves on the House Armed Services Committee and the House Financial Services Committee.

Stephen Kinzer is an award-winning foreign correspondent who has covered more than 50 countries on five continents. His articles and books have led the Washington Post to place him "among the best in popular foreign policy storytelling."

Kinzer spent more than 20 years working for the New York Times, most of it as a foreign correspondent. His foreign postings placed him at the center of historic events and, at times, in the line of fire.

After leaving the Times in 2005, Kinzer taught journalism, political science, and international relations at Northwestern University and Boston University. He is now a Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University, and writes a world affairs column for The Boston Globe.

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If Tulsi was a mainstream corporate Democrat she would be getting unlimited attention from MSM and the party. Instead she speaks from her heart and for peace, that is considered dangerous and radical.

Author — Countryrds


Of the people, by the people, for the people.... that's Tulsi!

Author — Beth Cameron


What a clean, honest and well poised lady. She does not only look presidential, but she is worth listening to... Love her!

Author — Sabi


69 yr old vietnam vet. total permanent service connected. i weep every time TULSI speaks. is anyone listening???

Author — gypsy spirit


I've never seen a more poised, rational voice. What a counterpoint to all the talking heads. She is a true leader.

Author — Erin M


I live is SC, and will do everything I can to help Her. BLACK VETERAN OF AMERICA.. WE LOVE U. KEEP PUSHING.

Author — Tyrone Rowe


54:10 what Tulsi Gabbard didn't mention about her surfing with activists near San Onofre nuclear power plant, is that she was doing that on her birthday. Tulsi has been fighting for Americans and the people of this world nonstop, her battle is real. Here's to Tulsi and to all of those who are helping her in this fight.

Author — Learned Hand


Speak softly and carry a big agenda. God be with you and hope that my fellow citizens vote for the peacemaker president. Tulsi/2020

Author — Alice Rivera


This is something special. You will not see a leader of this caliber in multiple life times. This is a big deal. I’m not big on politicians or wanting a “leader” per say. I want somebody who will empower me. She does just that.

Author — Gypsy Jiver


Her calm logical poised sophisticated manner is truly presidential. Not just America, the world needs her leadership.

Author — Jay Jay


Tulsi Gabbard is the ONLY presidential candidate with the correct priorities. There will be no discussions about anything by nobody after extinction of life by a nuclear holocaust or climate change.

Author — Mok Palo


The first time I hear an american politician talking the real truth about Gadafi´s assassination.

Author — José Liñero


USA should elect their first woman president...Tulsi Gabbard

Author — Jaris Tan


The only candidate with the mind of a grown up. Most of the others look grown up but don't act grown up.

Author — Polin Boner Part


Thank you, Brown University, for hosting Tulsi and giving her a platform!

Author — Maryam Qadri


Truly an amazing human being .. This is a LEADER!!!

Author — Brian Courtney


She is so impressive. The first American leader that I have ever heard that talks peace and seems to mean it.

Author — Sandhya Chetty


I wonder if she is a reincarnation of JFK. She has all of the poise, eloquence, and most of all concern for world peace. She is amazing! I am praying for her safety every day.

Author — Ray McCrea


Bolton and Pompeo are war mongering criminals oh and a real convicted criminal Eliot Abrams, who all need to be fired, these three alone will push us to a Nuc war, this has to end

Author — michael sabella


What a woman and outstanding candidate for POTUS. She is warm and kind and is a also soldier with first hand experience of these foiled wars of profiteering by the 1%.
I can’t wrap my head around anyone’s thinking who could possibly hear her speak and disagree with her.
The world needs Tulsi and America deserves Tulsi as next POTUS.
No lies, corruption, scandal can be directed at her and simply because she’s a brilliant human being. Trump and Clinton are two cheeks of the same arse. Too many folk wear red or blue coloured glasses. Don’t vote for the vote for the outstanding candidate.

Author — Barry Brown