Transcript of the Debate between Reagan and Carter
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- 서울대학교 미국학연구소
- 미국학, Vol.4, pp. 119-149
- This is the transcript of the October 28, 1980 debate between the Democratic Presidential Candidate Jimmy Carter and the Republican Presidential Candidate Ronald Reagan in Cleveland, Ohio. Q: Governor, as you're well aware, the question of war and peace has emerged as a central issue in this campaign. In the give and take of recent weeks President Carter's been criticized for responding late to aggressive Soviet impulses, for insufficient build-up of our armed forces, and a paralysis in dealing with Afghanistan and Iran. You have been criticized for being all too quick to advocate the use of lots of muscle-military action-to deal with foreign crises. Specifically, what are the differences between the two of you on the uses of American military power? Reagan: I don't know what the differences might be, because I don't know what Mr. Carter's policies are. I do know what he was said about mine. And I'm only here to tell you that I believe with all my heart that our first priority must be world peace, and that use of force is always and only a last resort when everything else has failed.
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