Our men and women in our military deserve the very best and as Senator, I will work to guarantee that our military remains the best-equipped and best-trained military in the world to meet the changing threats of the 21st century.
These are challenging times, and nothing is more important to me than keeping our families safe and secure. Fighting terrorism both at home and abroad is a growing challenge but we can defeat terrorist threats while upholding America's values and principles. [Source: katiemcginty.com/issues ]
We should be engaging in preventative diplomacy, and proactively working with other countries to improve relations -- not just reaching out to them when things go south. We should embrace a foreign policy framework that will not bankrupt future generations and allow us to hit our own domestic priorities.
Some say we should not react in fear, and that by slowing down the refugee program the terrorists win. Wrong again! A pause is not a reaction of fear but a calculated response designed to ensure the safety of Americans from terrorists.
Some say the United Nations already employs a vigorous 18-24 month vetting process for refugees, including biometric data and detailed face-to-face interviews. That process can be effective where the refugees are sincere & their plight is authentic. But we now have a stated & demonstrated threat of subverting the process by radical jihadist ISIS members infiltrating the stream of genuine refugees.
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