STRENGTHEN OUR NATIONAL SECURITY
The recent past has brought foreign policy challenges that have left America less secure. Russian interference in democratic elections cannot be tolerated. Chinese aggression and expansion in the Far East must be constrained. The extreme threats of North Korea and Iran cannot be ignored.
Given these and other challenges, we must work more closely with our allies so as not to become isolated in an increasingly interdependent world. The organizing principles of our foreign policy and national security must be focused on expanding U.S. global leadership and building stronger strategic alliances. Looking beyond specific events that we will need to manage, there are four overriding national security themes that need to be addressed.
They are as follows:
– Cyber-attack prevention.
– Global economic stress and the debate between nationalism and globalism.
– Secure infrastructure in the homeland, including borders, ports, airspace, waterways, and critical infrastructure such as airports, power grids, and transportation networks.
– Intelligence; every successful military and counter-terrorism operation relies on good intelligence.
– Military preparedness; the U.S. military must commit the resources needed to deal with multiple trouble spots from North Korea to the Middle East.
Rhode Island needs a U.S. Senator that stands up for the safety and security of our country.