The fact is we have an empire abroad. Our foreign policy is not conservative in any way you look at it. It is a very liberal foreign policy. We have military in more than 120 countries in the world. Few people can even name 120 countries without looking at a map? We spend about as much on our military as all the other countries in the world combined. Is that conservative? Hell no. Empire abroad is notoriously expensive. We must borrow money from Saudi Arabia and China to finance our wars. Is that conservative? Hell no. I believe in a very strong Defensive military. Our having an empire around the world does drains resources and gets us involved in conflicts which have nothing to do with American interests. Is that conservative? Hell no.