We now know whom Mitt Romney has picked as his running mate: Paul Ryan.
The Wisconsin representative has been getting sized up, and so far, most of the talk has focused on his budget plans.
That make sense — that is his area of focus. But how does Ryan weigh in on foreign policy matters?
Ryan has written some op-eds about military spending and also gave an 18-minute foreign policy speech in June, 2011 at the Alexander Hamilton Society in Washington DC.
The June, 2011 speech was largely philosophical: Ryan spoke about American exceptionalism and rejecting moral relativism. But Ryan also made clear, in his speech and his budget, that he favors a robust military.
His prescription for a healthy American platform abroad includes shrinking the debt, cutting domestic spending, and increasing defense spending.