Today, we face the greatest confluence of challenges in our country's recent history. It is critical that we regain our place in the world with a new security policy that serves our national interest, recaptures our moral authority, works with our allies, modernizes our military, and confidently projects our values. Now as much as ever, our country needs to return to a foreign policy and national security strategy built on bipartisan consensus and executed with non-partisan competence. As New York's first Senator to serve on the Senate Armed Services Committee and as the only member of the Senate to serve on U.S. Joint Forces Command's Transformation Advisory Group, I pay very close attention to and work frequently on these critical issues to New York and our nation.
Whether it is bringing an end to the war in Iraq, bolstering our efforts in Afghanistan, continuing to provide strong support for Israel, or pushing for an end to the genocide in Darfur, I remain focused on pursuing real solutions to our most critical national security and foreign policy challenges.