Providing for the defense of our country is the federal government’s primary constitutional responsibility. This is a duty I take very seriously.
In the current global climate, there are para-state entities and organizations with radical ideologies like ISIS that rely on terrorism to further their agenda. Whenever these groups pose a threat to America and her citizens, the U.S. must take action to eliminate the threat.
It’s important that our military has the resources to be well-trained, well-equipped, and well-protected in combat. But we must also recognize that aggression in the 21st century from nation-states that don’t have our best interests in mind will come in the form of cyber-attacks meant to weaken our critical systems and sensitive institutions. I support a robust and advanced U.S. strategy to deter any such attacks.