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Peace through strength remains the motto of the Republican Party. Republicans support maintaining the most powerful military in the world. President Obama has enacted sweeping defense budget cuts that have weakened our ability to defend ourselves. The Republican Party believes in a restoring the country’s military to improve our ability to respond to direct threats to American interests around the globe.


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Highlights From RNC Conference Call on Obama's Defense Cuts

- August 2, 2012

"What we're seeing here are these defense cuts which are disproportionately hitting our armed services. It is a Washington deal which is really the latest failure in Washington. Here's what this really means to Virginians - over 200,000 hard working men and women in Virginia are at risk of losing their jobs because of this deal. these are jobs that are feeding families, they're providing customers for small businesses, they really form the building blocks for our economy and that's one of the reasons I opposed this deal from the beginning, because it disproportionately targeted our military which is already getting cuts of nearly $500 billion dollars. And then if this so called commission or super committee failed, not only were there no spending cuts but if they failed half the cuts were going to come from the paramount responsibility of the federal government which is our national defense. And also be devastating to jobs in Virginia, Northern Virginia, where President Obama is coming in today, as well as Hampton Roads and elsewhere in Virginia, but Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads will be the hardest hit.... Continue Reading »

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