BOSTON, Massachusetts (CNN) -- In his acceptance speech Thursday night to the Democratic National Convention, Sen. John Kerry talked about what he would do if elected president. Here are the highlights.
"Make America stronger and respected in the world."
"Restore trust and credibility to the White House."
War in Iraq
Bring in more allies to share burden.
"Never hesitate to use force when it is required."
Meet any attack "with a swift and certain response."
"Never give any nation or international institution a veto over our national security."
Lead global effort against nuclear proliferation.
Add 40,000 active duty troops.
Double special forces to conduct anti-terrorist operations.
End "backdoor draft of National Guard and reservists."
Go to war only "because we have to."
Never fight "a war without a plan to win the peace."