No issue is more important than strengthening our national security and ensuring the safety of Americans. We must guarantee our troops have the resources they need, restore our image abroad and define a clear strategy for success. George W. Bush and his administration left our country engaged in two wars with no exit strategy. I am working with President Obama to define a clear strategy for ending the war in Iraq -- which I opposed from the start -- and bringing our troops back home. I am also working with the President to end the war in Afghanistan, while ensuring that Afghanistan and Pakistan never again become safe havens for terrorists.
Connecticut plays a key role in supporting our national security. I worked to make significant investments in the Connecticut National Guard and in local manufacturing that will increase our military readiness and protect our troops.