The strategies established by the federal government to safeguard its national interests in relations with other nations.
Proponents of a internationalism believe military power helps preserve peace. They believe the free world is safest when America invests sufficiently in its military. They also argue that America's adversaries are growing stronger each day and continued buildup is necessary to keep pace.
Proponents of isolationism promote positive relationships with other countries to avoid war whenever possible. They argue that fostering peace is a more effective means for opening markets and protecting citizens than military buildup.