Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) - White House hopeful Mitt Romney will deliver a major foreign policy speech in Charleston, South Carolina at The Citadel Friday, where he'll discuss changes that he believes will "keep America the leader of the world."
The Republican presidential candidate made the announcement about the upcoming speech on talk radio host Sean Hannity's program Monday afternoon.
"I think our president has pursued a series of strategies that have lead to our decline economically and militarily, and so in that context I'm going to be talking about a very different vision," said Romney.
The former Massachusetts governor did not offer specifics, other than to say he'll talk about the need for America to be strong, not just militarily but economically, a dominant theme of his book, "No Apology: The Case for American Greatness."
On The Sean Hannity Show, Romney discussed peace negotiations with Israel and Palestine, and delivered a hard-line stance on Iran's move toward nuclearization.
"Of course you have to have a military option that's available to us and I don't think this president has communicated to the world that that's an option we would consider," said Romney. "I think you have to let them know that a military option is something that is very much on the table for us and that it is unacceptable for the world and to America for Iran to become a nuclear nation."
Officials at The Military College of South Carolina said Romney will speak at Buyer Auditorium, located inside Mark Clark Hall on The Citadel campus.
President George W. Bush addressed the Corps of Cadets, as The Citadel's student body is known, as a presidential candidate in 1999, and three months after the terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
Romney said he intends to meet with "a number of folks who are well-versed in foreign policy issues and military issues" when he makes his Friday visit.
"It was a lot simpler when it was just the Soviet Union versus the United States," Romney told Hannity, "but now it's much broader and the threats are more varied levels so it will take a little longer to get through this."