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Former Vice President of the United States




Candidates were given the option to add additional comments after answering each yes or no question. Some chose to give explanations for each answer, while some gave explanations for some answers, and some gave no explanations at all. Click on each question below to see answers and any additional comments from candidates.

NO. The catastrophic consequences of even a single nuclear detonation in the United States require that we pursue an effective missile defense system. Even an imperfect defense can have a deterrent effect. At the same time, we must insist on a rigorous testing program to continually improve the reliability of our defenses.

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