National security is perhaps the most important role of the federal government. Indeed, I believe in peace through strength, which means that maintaining a powerful military is the best path toward securing peace.
The current Obama Administration policy is to reduce our Armed Forces to pre-World War II levels, which I believe is unacceptable. Congress must do its part to protect and promote the national defense, which is why I will support funding and policies that preserve our force as the strongest, most lethal force in human history.
In Louisiana fifty percent of all Brigade Combat Teams train at Fort Polk before going to theater. Barksdale Air Force Base is the headquarters of the U.S. Air Force nuclear command. The Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base is home to the largest Army Reserve command in the U.S. and the air base for some of the most valuable training air space in the entire Department of Defense. The Marine Corps Reserve Command is headquartered in New Orleans. And the Louisiana National Guard is comprised of many of the most battle-tested troops in American. We know the importance of a strong national defense. We in Louisiana are reminded of it every day. Therefore, I will remain steadfastly committed to those men and women who demonstrate regularly their commitment to us.
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