Pat believes that our country must have the strongest defensive capabilities in the world. We should not hesitate to take action in defense of our freedom and our American way of life. But we must also make sure that American military action is guided first and foremost by the country's national interest.
As a congressman, Pat always voted to fund our most important defense systems, including the strategic missile defense program to protect our country from the threat of a missile attack. He believes we must support our democratic allies around the world and be firm when it comes to dealing with rogue nations like Iran, making sure we prevent them from acquiring nuclear weapons.
Finally, part of our national security must also include a comprehensive program to protect our nation's soldiers and veterans and ensure their continued well-being. As a senator, Pat will fight to make sure our soldiers have the equipment they need to be victorious and our veterans have the care they deserve when they come home.