Souix City Journal

Kasich talks foreign policy in Sioux City: Tough, but not always unilateral

September 26, 2015  |  Iowa, News

SIOUX CITY | Republican presidential candidate John Kasich in Sioux City on Saturday said the U.S. must react strongly to troublesome nations and terror groups, while aiming to avoid taking unilateral action when possible.

Kasich said it can be more effective to work in concert with other nations to address hot spots. He said it is best to take a long view, “to be reasoned and calm,” in addressing international threats.


Presidential candidate, Governor John Kasich, participates in national security forum at Morningside College

September 26, 2015  |  Iowa, News

SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – Presidential hopeful and Ohio Governor John Kasich stopped in Sioux City Saturday to participate in a national security forum. Iowans discussed the threat of radical Islam and how the next president plans to combat the situation overseas.

Ohio Governor and presidential hopeful, John Kasich, came to Morningside College to speak at a national security forum hosted by Americans for Peace, Prosperity and Security where he said the biggest problem in the world right now is radical Islam. Saturday’s national security forum allowed caucus-goers to vet the presidential candidate with the tough, in-depth questions.

The Des Moines Register

Kasich talks tough on cybersecurity at Iowa forum

September 26, 2015  |  Iowa, News

SIOUX CITY, Ia. Ohio Gov. John Kasich says the United States needs to make it clear it won’t stand by idly if this country is targeted by other nations for cyberattacks and cyber espionage.

“People have to know that if you are going to mess with us, that not only are we in a position to defend ourselves, but also to come back at them,” Kasich told about 100 people who attended a national security forum here Saturday at Morningside College.

Post and Courier

Lindsey Graham vows to chase ISIS to the ends of the Earth

September 26, 2015  |  News, South Carolina

U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham said if he’s elected president, he’d put ISIS on the run to the far points of the Earth.

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“I would be on their ass morning, noon and night,” Graham said Friday during a forum on national defense at the College of Charleston.

The Syrian-based terror group is now rich, strong and entrenched, he said. Under his administration “they are going to be small, they are going to be poor and they are going to be on the run,” Graham told about 140 students and other attendees on campus.


ICYMI: APPS hosts Carly Fiorina at SC forum

September 25, 2015  |  News, South Carolina

Carly Fiorina APPS Forum on On the Record with Greta Van Susteren

U.S. News & World Report: Carly Fiorina would cancel the state dinner with China

Washington Post: Before the real scrutiny begins, Carly Fiorina and the spotlight head to South Carolina

Politico: Carly isn’t taking Trump’s bait

The Hill: Fiorina on immigration: Trump ‘did not bring this issue up’

WCBD: Watch: Carly Fiorina speak at national security forum at the Citadel

WCIV: Fiorina says she’d cancel this week’s China state dinner

The Post and Courier: Carly Fiorina disputes Donald Trump’s claim of forcing candidates to talk about immigration

The State: Fiorina pledges firmness with China, says nix state dinner

MSNBC: Surging in polls, Carly Fiorina heads to South Carolina 

APPS Launches Third Web Video

September 21, 2015  |  News

Washington, D.C. – Following 15 successful, in-depth national security policy forums in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Michigan with Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, Bobby Jindal, John Kasich, Rick Perry, Marco Rubio and Rick Santorum, Americans for Peace, Prosperity and Security launches its third web video.

This new APPS video features highlights from the $500 million in earned media coverage that APPS national security forums have generated nationally thus far. APPS will continue hosting dozens more forums in the key early presidential nominating states throughout this year and next, driving the national security debate during the 2016 presidential race. We have seen the results of APPS’ efforts with candidates honing their positions on key foreign policy issues and voters in the early states identifying national security as their #1 or #2 issue in this election.

APPS seeks to do two things to shape the 2016 presidential race:

  • Raise the level of debate on the most important issues facing the country and move candidates beyond just rhetoric and talking points.
  • Enhance the knowledge base of citizens in the early presidential nominating states to help elect a president who supports American engagement and a strong foreign policy.
Union Leader

Ohio Gov. Kasich says U.S. ‘can’t go it alone’ on foreign policy

September 9, 2015  |  New Hampshire, News

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said America should receive some of the Syrian refugees flooding into Europe as part of being a good ally.

The Republican presidential hopeful said that same spirit should reinforce U.S. policy toward fighting terrorists.

“We can’t put our heads in the sand,” he said Tuesday. “We can’t go it alone.”

Kasich, speaking at a foreign policy forum hosted by the Americans for Peace, Prosperity and Security at the Grappone Center in Concord, said radical Islam is the greatest threat to the world today.

NBC News

Kasich on Iran Deal: ‘You’re Going to Rip it Up, And Then What?’

September 9, 2015  |  New Hampshire, News

CONCORD — Ohio Gov. John Kasich set himself apart on Tuesday from some of his fellow Republican presidential contenders, suggesting that he would not necessarily “rip up” the Iran nuclear deal on his first day in the White House.

When prompted with the suggestion that other Republicans running for president want to “rip up” the deal as soon as they take office, Kasich responded, “Well, what does that mean? I don’t know what that means. You’re going to rip it up and then what? Then what are you going to do when you rip it up?”


APPS to Host Governor Kasich at NH National Security Forum

September 3, 2015  |  New Hampshire, News


Concord, NH – Americans for Peace, Prosperity and Security will host 2016 presidential hopeful, Governor John Kasich, for a national security forum in New Hampshire.

This national security and foreign policy discussion between New Hampshire citizens and Governor John Kasich will take place on Tuesday, September 8, at 12:00 p.m. at the Grappone Conference Center in Concord, NH. 

“With this national security forum with Governor John Kasich, APPS will continue its mission to educate citizens in early presidential primary states and give them an opportunity to have in-depth conversations with presidential candidates on the crucial issues facing this nation,” said Honorary Chairman Mike Rogers. 

“The world has become increasingly chaotic and unstable because America has walked away from its traditional leadership role,” said Governor Kasich. “We’ve got to turn that around.  For 18 years I served on the House Armed Services Committee and worked with some of the brightest national security minds in our country to enact President Reagan’s agenda to strengthen the military and win the Cold War.  Then we went to work transforming our military into a force that was both strong and agile.  We must do it again and I look forward to talking with folks at APPS later this month on how I plan to hit the ground running on Day One as commander-in-chief to help Americans make it happen.”

This event is free but tickets are required for entrance.

What: APPS National Security Forum
When: Tuesday, September 8 at 12:00 p.m. Doors open at 11:15 a.m.
Where: Grappone Conference Center (70 Constitution Avenue
Concord, NH)
Guest: 2016 Presidential Candidate, Governor John Kasich
Hosts: APPS New Hampshire Chapter

  • The Honorable Mike Rogers, former Chairman, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
  • Walt Havenstein, Former CEO of BAE Systems, Inc. and APPS New Hampshire Chairman
Reply by: 5:00 p.m., Monday, September 7
Open to accredited journalists only

ICYMI: APPS Hosts Governor John Kasich at MI Forum

September 2, 2015  |  News