Omar has been critical of U. S. foreign policy, and has called for reduced funding for "perpetual war and military aggression," saying, "knowing my tax dollars pay for bombs killing children in Yemen makes my heart break," with "everyone in Washington saying we don't have enough money in the budget for universal health care, we don't have enough money in the budget to guarantee college education for everyone. " She has also said, "By principle, I'm anti-war because I survived a war. I'm also anti-intervention. I don't think it ever makes sense for any country to intervene in a war zone with the fallacy of saving lives when we know they are going to cause more deaths. I also don't believe in forced regime change. Change needs to come from within. " Omar has criticized the U. S. government's drone assassination program, citing the Obama administration's policy of "droning of countries around the world. " She has said, "we don't need nearly 800 military bases outside the United States to keep our country safe. "