Rand Paul's flailing search for a hawkish foreign policy

The junior senator from Kentucky wants to be both hawk and dove. Instead, he winds up looking like a turkey.

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Rand Paul this week derided President Obama's approach to ISIS, then explained what he would do differently if he were president. It turned out, though, that the Republican senator from Kentucky and the president pretty much see eye to eye on the issue.

In a Time op-ed, Paul wrote that he would have "acted more decisively and strongly against ISIS" by launching airstrikes, arming the Kurdish rebels, bolstering Israel's Iron Dome missile defense, and securing the U.S. border.

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