(CNN) – CNN's Truth Squad fact-checked some of the assertions made by Republicans candidates during Tuesday night's CNN National Security Republican Presidential Debate in Washington, DC.
For the verdict on each question, click the headline:
Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry challenged the Obama administration's decisions involving national security, accusing the administration of being "an absolute failure" in spending to support military intelligence during Tuesday night's debate.
An Israeli strike on Iran was raised as a possibility at Tuesday night's Republican presidential debate in Washington. Candidates were asked if they, as president, would join or support Israel.
Michele Bachmann said the issue of Israeli aggression came up only because of Iran's possible nuclear capability.
Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman suggested a total defeat of the Taliban during CNN's Republican debate on national security issues Tuesday night .- with Huntsman's comments standing in stark contrast to the reality of the continuing attacks by the group in the country.
Michele Bachmann (R-Minnesota) raised concerns about potential threats to Pakistan's nuclear arsenal during Tuesday's Republican candidates' debate on national security issues.
The potential danger posed by a nuclear Iran came up repeatedly at Tuesday night's Republican presidential debate in Washington.
The way energy independence plays into the United States' relations with Iran was raised by Michele Bachmann as she joined the discussion.