My Political Position on Military Strength

Strengthening the Military

Military strength and preparedness is the bedrock for an exceptional national security policy here in America. Military strength and preparedness acts as a deterrent to the forces of evil around the world that would do us harm. When America is strong militarily, the world notices and makes decisions accordingly. The same thing happens when we are weak. During the Obama administration, the entire world knew that we had a weak Commander in Chief at the helm and subsequently liberties and encroachments were taken by our enemies. For example, Russia waltzed into the Ukraine and annexed Crimea and set up shop supporting and funding an anti-government faction to destabilize the country. Evidently, Obama was willing to show some “flexibility” to allow Putin to navigate. We should never show any of our cards to our adversaries. In another example, ISIS gained a substantial presence and foothold in the Middle East as a result of our inaction and weakness in Iraq. 


The components of military strength are wide and varied but include some of the following characteristics:     

 

  • Government leaders must articulate a position of military strength and believe it 


  • Supreme care of our veterans who served with dignity and honor


  • Recognition of our veterans commensurate with their service distinction  


  • Deliberate and proportional military action when our national security is breached (when red lines are crossed)


  • Allowance for military leaders to be relevant with decision making authority 


  • Support for our allies when their national security interests are impeded 


  • Aid and support for selective causes of freedom in regions that impact our national security interests  


  • Increased military spending (peace through strength) 


  • Exceptional recruiting, training, and placement of our armed military personnel


  • All viable military options available against rogue nations trying to gain nuclear strike capabilities  


We have the most dedicated military force (men and women) in the entire world and we need to take the measures necessary to support their resolve to keep us safe. A strong military will help bring the United States of America peace and prosperity for generations to come!