Tag: national security
News and developments both at home and abroad this week gave us further evidence demonstrating that a foreign and national security policy based on appeasement and half measures makes us less safe.
On Wednesday, Hillary Clinton will hold a discussion on national security in Hampton with veterans, military families, and members of the defense community.
82,000. That’s the number of military personnel – from all military services – who call the Hampton Roads region home.
President Obama’s foreign policy fails to address the threats facing the United States and our allies.
The demagoguery of Prime Minster Netanyahu seems to have no limit—in a sense that he says and acts on anything to buttress Israel’s hold on the West Bank.
Israel’s historical experiences have created a major psychological barrier embedded in the psyche of every Israeli.
We live in a dangerous world, and the threats to the United States only continue to grow when we fail to lead on the world’s stage.
Legitimate concerns have been raised that ISIS terrorists and sympathizers could enter the U.S. through what is called the Visa Waiver Program.
Last Friday, the nation of France – America’s first and enduring ally – suffered a devastating attack, and our hearts and prayers remain with her people in this time of mourning.
With just a stroke of his pen, President Obama recently vetoed a bill to authorize funds for our nation’s troops. The President’s veto of his own military threatens national security and plays politics on the back of our troops.
Issues of national security are too important to leave to idealism and wishful thinking. We must remain vigilant and resolute to ensure that our top priority is that our nation and allies are kept safe. I will continue to oppose a nuclear Iran and advocate for a foreign policy that promotes peace through strength.
Almost two years ago, we learned that the National Security Agency (NSA) was collecting, in bulk, Americans’ telephone records. Twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, countless telephone metadata records are flowing into the NSA. Since then, the American people have made it clear that we need to rein in our nation’s intelligence-gathering programs and end this assault on civil liberties. I wholeheartedly agree that this program threatens Americans’ civil liberties and privacy.
Northrop Grumman has committed $750,000 to support a scholarship program at Virginia Tech and a faculty fellowship aimed at creating leaders who are poised to solve the national security challenges of the 21st century.
The proliferation of national security challenges facing our country, from aggressive regional powers to transnational terrorists, should remind us of an essential constitutional responsibility that too many in Washington have recently chosen to overlook: providing for the common defense.
Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), Chairman of the House Armed Services Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee, today questioned Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter on the President’s threat to veto legislation that removes defense spending from sequestration.
In remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and co-sponsor of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act, called for Congress to “pull back from the brink of irresponsible and partisan action” and seek a constructive path to engage on the Iran nuclear negotiations, criticizing a partisan letter sent to Iran’s leaders yesterday that was signed by 47 Senate Republicans.
Global climate change and human conflict are two different problems, dealt with by different groups, right? Wrong. In fact, the United States military combats terrorism and climate change. Both are huge threats to national security.
U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, participated in a hearing on Wednesday with the four Joint Service Chiefs on the impact of sequestration on national security.
You wouldn’t know it today, but ten years ago Fort Lee – the vibrant military base tucked south of Richmond and nestled in the Tri-Cities region – was targeted for closure through the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) round.
In the New Year, a new Congress will be sworn in to the 114th Congress. Five hundred thirty-five members will stand with their right hands raised, as mandated by Article VI of the Constitution, to pledge by oath to uphold our Constitution.
WaterAid today celebrates U.S. House of Representatives passage of the Senator Paul Simon Water for the World Act of 2013, H.R. 2901.
Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after the House unanimously passed S. 2673, the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014.
One of the gravest global threats that we as a nation face is the prospect of Iran gaining the capability to produce a nuclear weapon.
About a year ago, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel was visiting our troops in the Republic of Korea thanking them for their service and answering their questions.