The United States must maintain a strong and technologically advanced military. Some people do not understand this concept, but regardless of what they think, the facts are that the United States is free and remains that way because of it.
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- I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems.
You mean like what was used to shoot down that errant satellite? This hearkens back to the days of Reagan and "star wars". I'm sure that there are parts of it that need work or improvement, but to toss out a program because it is, as yet, unproven is just plain wrongheaded. Technology such as this will keep us safer from attacks from rogue states such as North Korea.At one point in time, airplanes were unproven technology and yet in 1909, the military bought their first rudimentary military airplane. Talk about unproven technology!!!! Good thing Obama wasn't President!
- I will not weaponize space
Too late, Senator! It already is. The Chinese and the Russians are already deploying them. To not do this puts a lot of technology at risk. Your TV (Even cable is transmitted to your town via satellite), the internet, your cell phone, your home phone, GPS and a host of military and civilian technologies depend upon Satellites.
- I will slow development of future combat systems.
This one should scare the living hell out of you!!!!! The post WWII US Military has relied on technology to give us the edge. During the Cold War, the Soviets had us in numbers. They had more missiles, airplanes, and bullets, but we had them in technology. We could get there faster, kill more of them then they could us and do it with precision and accuracy. It was our edge, our ace in the hole. And now, this man wants to destroy it!The Chinese, through espionage and other means, are trying to catch up and take the lead in technology. It would be absolutely irresponsible to allow our technological edge to completely disappear.
- I will set a goal of a world without nuclear weapons and to seek that goal, I will not develop nuclear weapons...
A worthy goal to be sure, but unfortunately a lot of the world is already nuclear. The genie is out of the bottle and will not be put back in. We must be ready to counter any and every threat. Anything else is irresponsible.
On working with Russia, negotiation is fine, but remember the words of President Reagan - "Trust, but verify!"
We all want peace, but if we are to keep it, we must make ourselves unpalatable to any would be devouring beast.