Roberto Ontiveros, latinpost.com
Image from article, with caption: John Kasich, governor of Ohio, gestures while arriving to announce he will seek the 2016 Republican presidential nomination in Columbus, Ohio, U.S., on Tuesday, July 21, 2015. Kasich, seeking to emerge from a crowded Republican presidential field as a practical and compassionate leader from a must-win swing state, is joins 15 other Republicans who have declared their candidacies.
Although not as well-known as his fellow GOP presidential hopefuls, John Kasich, the current governor of Ohio, has been holding steady in the race. ...
Kasich says the military must be reviewed and strengthened. He has called for a $102 billion increase in defense spending over the next eight years in order to improve capabilities and create new cyber defenses. The governor wants the U.S. to review its alliances and marshal its public diplomacy in order to spread ideas of freedom and democracy.
In a 2015 CNN interview, Kasich said that the fight against ISIS would eventually require U.S. boots on the ground. "I think that the Western world needs to be united, and we need to invite our friends in the Arab world together, and we do need to develop a plan," he added.