Having a son in the military, this issue is very important to me. I believe in peace through strength. A strong military is an essential part of maintaining peaceful relations with other countries. While it is not always necessary to go to war, and the option to go to war should be our last resort, it is still necessary to maintain a strong and well-funded military so that when they are needed they are fully equipped and trained for active combat. Our military should be used with discretion in foreign countries, but should always be strong and ready to defend this nation should the enemies of freedom ever attempt an attack.