Rebuilding our Military

After years of neglect under President Obama, President Trump has now initiated a military rebuilding of the magnitude not seen since President Reagan’s military buildup of the 1980s. I am pleased to be at the forefront of the Senate’s effort to support this rebuilding of our armed forces with legislation like the “Security our Homeland by Increasing our Power on the Seas (SHIPS) Act.” The SHIPS act makes a 355 ship fleet the official policy of the United States, confirming our resolve to meet the growing demands of our U.S. Navy.

Yet, the mission of protecting freedom and a more peaceful globe is not a solitary one, requiring combined efforts by America and our allies.  As President Trump said in his historic remarks to the United Nations last year, “We will fight together, sacrifice together, and stand together for peace, for freedom, for justice, for family and for humanity, and the almighty God who made us all.”