Issue Position: National Defense

Issue Position

Date: Jan. 1, 2013
Issues: Defense

We live in an era when rogue nations are state-sponsors of terrorism and new threats are emerging from all corners of the globe -- so it's just common sense to have a military that can overcome any threat we face, whether the threat comes from terrorism or from a rogue nation with nuclear ambitions like Iran or North Korea.

To protect us, we ask the young men and women of our Armed Services to serve on aircraft carriers in distant oceans, at military posts in foreign lands, and in active theaters of war. We have a moral duty to always make certain these young men and women have the tools -- and full support -- they need.

North Carolina is also proud to have a strong military tradition -- to be the home of units like the 82nd Airborne Division and military bases like Fort Bragg, Camp Lejeune, and Seymour-Johnson Air Force Base.