Issue Position: Military
Sen. Biden has worked hard to ensure that our Armed Forces are adequately funded and efficiently utilized so they can protect our nation. He's working hard to ensure that our soldiers and their families have a high quality of life. Sen. Biden has also strongly supported measures to address readiness problems, aging equipment, and recruitment and retention difficulties. Together with Senator John McCain, he has proposed legislation to increase the size of the Army by 100,000 to ease the burden on an over-stretched volunteer force and from the National Guard and Reserves. He has also been a champion of Dover Air Force Base and the vital strategic airlift capability that it provides our military. Today, Senator Biden continues to work to further modernize our military to make it more effective and efficient.