Defense and National Security

As a military veteran and the father of a decorated Navy SEAL, I understand first-hand the importance of maintaining a strong, robust national defense. Our military must be second to none and fully prepared at all times to defend the U.S. and our interests at home and abroad. We must ensure that when our troops are called into action they have superiority on the battlefield.

The sequestration cuts that were allowed to take effect during the Obama Administration took a toll on our military, undermining readiness and our ability to secure America’s freedoms. Along with a stronger commitment to funding our military needs and rebuilding our Armed Forces, we must eliminate waste and mismanagement within the Department of Defense to ensure that every dollar spent on national security is for the good of our troops and the American taxpayer.