PRESS RELEASE from Friends of Herman Cain

Peace Through Strength and Clarity

My vision for foreign policy and national security will get our nation back on the right track.

I am proud that the U.S.A. is the world’s superpower and the custodian of the torch of liberty. I intend to keep it that way. You will never see me apologize for our greatness, or bow down to foreign leaders.

From my business experience, I know that weakness invites attack. This holds true for corporations and nations alike.

My pragmatic and principled approach to addressing complex world issues places the U.S.A. at the top. I will never relegate the U.S.A. to being just another country in the United Nations.

My approach upholds the highest ideals and traditions of the U.S.A, from the Founding Fathers to the Defending Fathers of today.

My national security and foreign policy vision, Peace Through Strength and Clarity, is an extension of the
Reagan Philosophy. My objective is peace. My strategy is strength and clarity. I firmly believe that military strength, economic strength, and moral strength go hand in hand.

Security begins at home.

Reassert U.S. Leadership

• Reassure our friends and deter our adversaries
• Re-examine our role within the United Nations
• Keep our military strong and oppose further defense cuts
• Secure our North American neighborhood

Restore Our Global Competitiveness
• Overhaul the tax code with the “9-9-9 Plan” to re-energize our economy
• Make free trade work for the U.S.A.
• Outgrow our competitors
• End our dependence on overseas oil

Counter Urgent Threats
• Stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons
• Fix border security – for real
• Shield us against Cyber and Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP) attacks

“As a business leader who has turned struggling companies around and made them successful, I will do the same for the U.S.A. I will make our country respected once again.”

November 28, 2011  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Advisory
Cain Doctrine - Peace Through Strength and Clarity

On Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 6:30pm, presidential candidate Herman Cain will formally launch his foreign policy and national security strategy – Peace Through Strength and Clarity, at Hillsdale College, 201 Oak Street, Hillsdale, MI 49242.

The pillars of Mr. Cain’s foreign policy and national security strategy are:
As a no-nonsense business leader who has turned struggling companies around to re-discover success, Mr. Cain will do the same for the U.S.A. His tough negotiation skills will make this country respected once again.

As part of his overarching strategy, Mr. Cain will distinguish our friends from our enemies – and make it known that we will stand by our friends.

For More Information:
J.D. Gordon, Vice President of Campaign Communications

Peace Through Strength and Clarity
Assessment of Top 20 Key Country Relations

The Americas
Mexico: Friend and Partner
Mexico is a friend in need. Our southern neighbor is struggling with drug-related
violence that has claimed an estimated 40,000 lives over the past several years. By
standing with Mexico now to help it solve its increasingly severe economic and
security problems, we will help solve the problem of illegal immigration at home.
Some 40% of Mexicans believe Mexico is a failed state. This helps explain why so
many are seeking to emigrate. With declining oil reserves, a looming water shortage
in Mexico City, and youth demographic bulge in Mexico’s poorest regions, our
neighbor south of the border has the hallmarks of impending disaster. Mr. Cain
believes that “Security begins at home” – and this includes a stable North America.
A sound U.S. dollar and strong U.S. economic growth are the most important
contributions that our nation can make to Mexican stability and prosperity.

Canada: Friend and Ally
Canada is our nation’s closest friend and ally. We share the world’s longest
undefended border and we have common cultural roots. We have stood together
during both World Wars and in Afghanistan and Iraq. Our North American
Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has watched over our collective skies for
over 50 years.

Canada is our top trading partner, and our most important source of oil to
supplement our own production. The Obama administration’s failure to move
forward with the Keystone XL Pipeline from Alberta to U.S. refineries will force
Canada to seek other markets – namely China - and will degrade continental energy
security. As is the case regarding Mexico, Mr. Cain believes that “Security begins at
home” – and that the Keystone XL pipeline debacle is no way to treat a friend.

Venezuela: Adversary Regime
Under dictator Hugo Chavez, Venezuela has forged a troubling alliance with Iran
that includes joint uranium projects and support for terrorists such as Hezbollah.
Under Chavez, Venezuela has replaced Colombia as the major source of illicit drugs
flowing into the United States.

Chavez has also promoted Cuba’s Castro-regime-inspired anti-U.S. message
throughout Latin America, helping like-minded governments take power in Bolivia,
Ecuador, Nicaragua and beyond. Mr. Cain believes that our nation should help
democratic opponents of Chavez as they challenge him at the polls, while taking
defensive measures against possible Iranian-backed adventurism in our hemisphere.

Brazil: Friend
Brazil is regional leader in South America and a growing economic power. Brazil
and the U.S. share a longstanding friendship with increasing trade. Brazil is
already Latin America’s largest economy, and the International Monetary Fund
predicts that it will surpass France, Italy and the U.K. by 2020.

Mr. Cain believes that the U.S. should look for ways to strengthen economic ties
with Brazil and thereby promote hemispheric security.

United Kingdom: Our Special Relationship
Mr. Cain will restore our special relationship with Great Britain – our closest ally
for nearly two centuries. In noticeable decline under President Obama, the Cain
Administration will turn the relationship around so that our two nations start
working as a team once again.

America and Britain have stood together in both World Wars, and most recently
Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. Our military alliance and economic ties remain
crucial to world stability.

Germany: Friend and Ally
One of our closest friends and allies, Germany is a key figure in Europe’s economy.
It has risen to the daunting challenge of keeping the euro afloat in troubled financial
times – no small feat - and is committed to maintaining robust economic ties with
the U.S.A.

With over 50,000 troops based in Germany, the U.S. military has operated its
logistics hubs for Afghanistan and Iraq there effectively and efficiently. A Cain
administration will work to maintain these deep ties.

Russia: Rival
Though we share strategic interests – from battling Islamic extremists and
homegrown terrorists to space exploration programs - there are a number of issues
that still divide our nation and Russia.

Russia’s insistence on the New START Treaty has put the U.S.A. at a distinct
disadvantage, not only relative to Russia, but also to the world’s other nuclear
powers. Russia’s lack of clarity on Iran’s nuclear program is also troubling.

Though it is just a pale shadow of the former Soviet Union, Russia’s energy-as-aweapon
policy with the Ukraine and Belarus, not to mention its invasion of Georgia
shows that Russia is not shy about flexing its geopolitical muscles.

The Middle East

Israel: Friend and Ally
As President, one of Mr. Cain’s top foreign policy priorities will be to stand united
with Israel. He will not allow the Arab Spring to lead to the fall of Israel.

The Obama administration has called upon Israel to return to its pre-1967 borders,
which are militarily indefensible. It has also advocated that Israel give up control of
its fresh water aquifers. These ill-advised policies have emboldened Israel’s enemies
by implying that the United States may not stand with Israel in its hour of need.
Mr. Cain believes the lack of clarity regarding Israel demonstrates weakness and
invites conflict.

Iran: Adversary Regime
Unlike President Obama, Mr. Cain will not turn a blind eye toward the Iranian
people who are risking their lives in their struggle for freedom and democracy. The
best way to stop Iran’s nuclear program is to achieve regime change by providing
meaningful support to the regime’s democratic opposition without delay.

As president, Mr. Cain will boost our sea-based Ballistic Missile Defense capability
through doubling the number of Aegis cruisers and destroyers from two dozen to
four dozen. Stationed off the coasts of Iran, these ships will deter Iranian

While Mr. Cain fully backs stiff economic sanctions against Iran, he realizes that
achieving American energy security will drive down oil prices – thus undermining
the theocratic regime in Tehran.

Libya: Clarity Needed
Mr. Cain sheds no tears for Colonel Gaddafi, who personally ordered the killing of
Americans. However, the White House launched the war in Libya under the Obama
Doctrine of the “responsibility to protect.” The question now is: “protect whom?”

The Libyan rebellion-turned-government has been aided by Al Qaeda, and it is
dominated by Islamists that have not been friendly to U.S. interests. Also, despite
the fact that Libya is more of a vital interest to Europe than it is to America,
(Europe buys 90% of Libya’s oil and it would be Europe that would be
overwhelmed in any refugee crisis), President Obama spent more than a billion
dollars on this adventure and led the initial military action. As president, Mr. Cain
will work to bring clarity to the Libyan situation.

Egypt: Danger and Opportunity
Under President Hosni Mubarak, Egypt was a friend. With Mubarak shoved out by
Arab Spring protests – with help from President Obama – Egypt could be a
nightmare unfolding.

The Muslim Brotherhood, which was determined to be a terrorist organization
under Mubarak, is poised to pick up a sizable number of seats in Parliamentary
elections. Though in office too long, at least Mubarak maintained peace with Israel,
which polls show 90% of Egyptians oppose. Now we’re seeing the results, with
cross-border attacks on Israeli civilians, the ransacking of Israel’s embassy in Cairo,
opening up the border to a terrorist organization in Gaza, and open season on
Coptic Christians, with churches being burned and mobs on killing sprees.

Egypt is an example of the pressing need for the clarity that Mr. Cain will bring to
U.S. foreign policy.

Syria: Adversary Regime
A staunch foe of the U.S. and Israel, Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad is a state
supporter of terrorism through Hezbollah and Hamas. He has also been a menace
to his own people, ruling by martial law and killing 3,000 civilians this year alone.

America should support the Syrian opposition movement while being careful to
avoid empowering the Muslim Brotherhood and with a keen eye toward protecting
Syria’s significant Christian minority. Additionally, we should work with our allies
to isolate Syria economically with sanctions directed toward blocking the regime’s
access to international financial markets and investment in its oil and gas industry.

Yemen: Strategic Partner
A key U.S. ally in the fight against terrorism, President Ali Abdullah Saleh has been
battling Iranian-backed rebels in the north and an Al Qaeda-backed secessionist
movement in the south. He has been working closely with U.S. covert operatives to
combat Al Qaeda itself. Taking the path of least resistance in the face of Al Qaedabacked
protestors, President Obama has insisted that Saleh step down.

Mr. Cain recognizes this as a flawed policy - one that will strengthen the terrorists.
Instead, we should be working with President Saleh and potential successors to
engineer a soft-landing for this pro-U.S. partner.

Iraq: Strategic Partner
Mr. Cain does not want the sacrifices of the more than 4,500 Americans who died in
Iraq to have been made in vain. As President Obama completely withdraws our
troops from Iraq, there is the danger that the majority Shi’ites will turn the country
into a satellite state of Shi’ite dominated Iran.

A long-term limited U.S. presence in Iraq, including military trainers, intelligence
agents, and economic development teams, should be maintained in order to prevent
Iran from filling the power vacuum.

South Asia
Pakistan: Danger and Opportunity
Any strategy for Pakistan must consider Afghanistan. The two share a lengthy,
mountainous border, tribal ties, and strong cultural and religious bonds.

Over the past decade, the U.S. has spent $20 billion on aid to Pakistan. Mr. Cain
believes that further aid to Pakistan must be conditioned upon results in fighting the
Taliban and Al Qaeda, not allowing terrorist leaders like Bin Laden to hide in plain
sight, and not tipping off militants to coming raids.

Caught in a tough neighborhood between heavyweights India, China, and Russia,
Pakistan has developed its security strategy based upon two things: developing
nuclear weapons and supporting Islamic terrorist groups. This is a nightmare
combination. Mr. Cain believes that we must continue to engage Pakistan –
although we must do so in ways that support U.S. vital interests.

India: Strategic Partner
India and the United States share common economic interests, including trade and
technology transfers, and we face common threats, including rampant piracy in the
Indian Ocean and the rise of Islamic terror groups.

India has fought three wars with neighboring Pakistan since both were granted
independence by the U.K. after World War II, and any strategy for India must also
consider its long-term rival. Under the Cain administration, the U.S. will strike the
right balance in our relations with both of these nuclear powers.

Afghanistan: Strategic Partner
While Mr. Cain is not a fan of “nation building,” the fact is that the U.S. rightly led
the charge in toppling the Taliban from power and dismantling Al Qaeda. He would
gradually draw down the number of troops in Afghanistan. However, unlike
President Obama, he would not send the enemy a press release.

A long term, yet smaller U.S. presence as military trainers, intelligence agents, and
economic development teams would be a wise idea to prevent Afghanistan’s collapse
after our combat forces leave. A power vacuum that could be filled by the Taliban
and would be the target of influence from neighboring Iran is a likely scenario if the
Obama administration gets another term and makes good on its promise to
withdraw all U.S. troops by 2014.

East Asia
China: Competitor
While China is still currently no match for the U.S. militarily, they are gaining every
year. China’s government is also well aware that it was the famous military
strategist Sun Tzu, said “attack the enemy at the weakest point.”

Our greatest threat with respect to China is actually at home. If our economy is
allowed to continue to stagnate, we would eventually find ourselves unable to afford
to stay ahead of China militarily.

China’s disputes with its neighbors over the Spratly Islands have raised alarm bells,
as it continues to flex its new military might.

Mr. Cain’s overall strategy for our chief economic competitor is this: Outgrow
China. His economic policies will unleash the growth potential of the U.S. economy
and transcend the threat from China.

Japan: Friend and Ally
Our economic and security ties to Japan make up the cornerstone of regional
stability in East Asia. Tying together two of the world’s largest economies and
technologically advanced militaries, our friendship has reassured friends and
dissuaded adversaries.

With 35,000 U.S. troops stationed in Japan, and Ballistic Missile Defense technology
transfer in the form of 3 Japanese Aegis destroyers, America continues to make a
significant investment in Japan and will continue to do so in the Cain

Japan’s looming energy crisis in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster is
deeply troubling and it commands our attention with regard to any assistance that
we can render.

North Korea: Adversary Regime
A reclusive and cult-like regime, North Korea poses the top security threat in Asia.
Its nuclear and missile proliferation makes the world a more dangerous place. We
must stand by South Korea and work with partner nations to contain this regime.

Mr. Cain would boost our sea-based Ballistic Missile Defense capability through
doubling the number of Aegis cruisers and destroyers from two dozen to four dozen.
These ships can sit off North Korea’s coasts and dissuade North Korea from
launching missiles carrying nuclear and electro-magnetic pulse (EMP) weapons
toward cities and U.S. bases in Japan.