A strong military is the foundation of our nation’s security and prosperity. Protecting the American people will always be the top priority, and in Congress, I will support our funding for the military and our veterans. As threats and challenges to our nation evolve, our defense capabilities must follow suit, and that requires Congress to continue investing in the technology of tomorrow.
Our reliance on technology in everyday life requires a cybersecurity strategy against foreign invaders. We must protect our country’s intellectual property, business and individual financial information, and our energy delivery infrastructure. Cybersecurity now and in the future is among the important issues facing our nation. Our adversaries are becoming more capable at using technology to threaten our interests. I believe that we need to increase cooperation and collaboration between the government and private sector to design and implement future systems and products with national security in mind.
Defense of our Allies
The United States must be clear in projecting strength and ensuring that hostile nations know we will stand with our allies across the globe. Israel is a critical U.S. ally, and we must always stand in defense of them from enemy forces in the region. NATO has been a force for peace in Europe and across the world, and the United States must continue to support its objectives. Lastly, we must ensure that North Korea, its nuclear ambitions, and its dangerous behavior do not destabilize that region of the world.
America must continue to lead in the fight against terror. I will support our military leader’s plans to eradicate ISIS and secure peace and stability in Afghanistan and Iraq. As the terrorists continue their attacks in new forms, we must invest in our intelligence agencies to make sure we are doing everything possible to protect Americans at home and abroad.