Franklin Roosevelt understood that to be successful at defeating foreign threats, reliance on military power alone was insufficient. In this discussion from 2012 with David Woolner, Senior Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute looks beyond the presidential candidates of the day to what really works. Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms centered on the most basic, and that is Freedom from Want: take care of that and you’ve got a real and dependable friend. The power of devastation from the air only gets you so far in the quest for global peace and security. Woolner argues it is still possible to re-establish America’s pre-eminence in the world.

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