Possible Republican 2016 contender Jindal stakes out hawkish tone

Louisiana Governor Jindal speaks at the Family Leadership Summit in AmesBy Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal on Monday pressed for an increase in U.S. defense spending to 4 percent of GDP, distinguishing himself from rivals in the future nominating race with a hawkish tone on foreign policy. The Louisiana governor, who is considering a run for the presidency, is trying to appeal to right-leaning conservatives in his party with an aggressive stance on foreign policy while distancing himself from Tea Party-affiliated candidates with more isolationist tendencies. …

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