Unfortunately, the unrealism from the economic sectors was translated into such actions as well.

Two of the external affairs blunders, the War in Vietnam and the War in Iraq, were fed through individual Republican ambitions and through a near-sightedness that has no place in foreign policy. Both Nixon and George W. Bush completed military actions that brought no result other than a large number of U.S. soldier casualties.

At the same time, democratic foreign policy, from the times of FDR to Clinton's presidential mandates during the 1990s, has been characterized as "a blend of liberalism and realism," similar to the one governing the internal, economic policies. Their constant interest did not exclude national security, but this needed to be adopted in the period subsequent to the Cold War, when the bipolar world was no longer a reality.

In my opinion, they have managed to defend national security through actions that...
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