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Foreign Policy and National Security

The United States can and should be a driving force around the world for freedom, human rights, and peace. This does not mean we should turn first to war and violence. Too many times, our first response to a foreign policy problem has been military action. Unilateral military interventions are counterproductive to our strategic goals and prolong violence and suffering. I support working together with the international community to find thoughtful diplomatic solutions for the complex issues facing our world.

I opposed the invasion of Iraq in 2003, and I continue to oppose the broad authorization of military force that has operated as a blank check for military use for 15 years. As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, I will push for diplomatic solutions, increased foreign assistance, and the need to conduct robust congressional oversight. I support innovative responses to 21st century national security threats.


Click here to learn more about the bills that I introduced and cosponsored.

Read my op-ed in The New York Times on U.S. involvement in the unconstitutional war in Yemen.

Read my op-ed in The Los Angeles Times on developing a 21st century foreign policy.

More on Foreign Policy and National Security

October 31, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Ro Khanna, member of the House Oversight Committee, issued the following statement immediately after the House vote to formalize the procedures for the impeachment inquiry.

October 21, 2019 In The News

Representative Ro Khanna has been one of the most outspoken critics of endless wars, military interventionism, and ill-conceived military alliances in the current Congress. He has long advocated for the withdrawal of US troops from Syria. Yet he has been sharply critical of President Trump’s decision to order troops out of northern Syria, and of the Turkish invasion of the region.

October 16, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — Today, Rep. Khanna, of the House Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement in response to the House of Representatives’ vote on the bipartisan, bicameral resolution condemning President Trump’s reckless actions in Syria.

October 15, 2019 In The News

A collection of former high-ranking Obama administration national security officials who pushed a policy that led the United States to support Saudi Arabia in the war in Yemen are now pleading with leaders in Congress to defund that effort.

September 24, 2019 In The News

Ro Khanna, a rising star among progressive Democrats, wants to make a point about how to be progressive and pro-Israel, so he quotes Alan Dershowitz.

Yes, that Alan Dershowitz, the Fox News habitue who has accused the Democratic Party of “tolerating anti-Semitism.”

September 18, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC — Today, Rep. Khanna issued the following  statement in response to President Trump’s ordering of sanctions against Iran. Rep. Khanna is a FY20 NDAA Conferee and lead sponsor of NDAA amendments to prevent unauthorized war with Iran and end unauthorized U.S. military support for the war in Yemen.

September 3, 2019 In The News

Rep. Ro Khanna’s first foray into national politics dates back to his days as a Barack Obama appointee to the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Now, the Democratic Silicon Valley congressman is leading the charge to end US involvement in a conflict that began under Obama’s presidency and intensified under Donald Trump’s: the Saudi-backed war in Yemen.

August 22, 2019 In The News

Reasonable citizens and sensible politicians acknowledge unforeseen global crises, regional security incidents, and clandestine military operations are unavoidable realities for any modern president. Such acknowledgment leads to the inevitable realization that our form of government, brilliantly constructed as it is, struggles to keep pace with geopolitical demands, especially when it comes to war making activities.

August 8, 2019 In The News

Since he was first elected in 2016, Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna has become one of the House's most recognizable progressive voices. Although the district he represents includes Silicon Valley, he's made a name for himself as an ardent critic of big tech companies, and is a co-chair of Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign.