Issue Position: National Security, Iraq and Afghanistan
Senator Hagan believes our government's primary responsibility is to keep our nation safe. Since the beginning of the Iraq war, our intelligence agencies have reported that the terrorists who attacked us on 9/11 have regained their strength and safe haven, the Taliban has rebounded, and our military is stretched dangerously thin. Senator Hagan supports President Obama's plan for withdrawal from Iraq in order to direct more personnel and support to defeat the terrorists in Afghanistan and elsewhere.
A member of the Congressional National Guard Caucus, Senator Hagan will work to provide North Carolina's citizen-soldiers with the support and training they need to serve their state and country. North Carolinians need our National Guard home in North Carolina so that they are ready to meet the state's needs.