Statements about Military
"The U.S. spends more money on its military than the 16 biggest military budgets in the world" combined.
"When people enter the service, there’s not a mental health evaluation."
This is the first time since World War II that five nuclear-powered aircraft carriers were docked together.
"22 Countries Invaded by the U.S. in 20 Years."
The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Senate approved a bill "denying veterans the right to recover their medical costs for cancers they developed while serving their country."
After Russia went to war with Georgia in 2008, the U.S. sent a "very strong message" to Vladimir Putin by sending "warships to the Black Sea" and airlifting "combat troops that Georgia had in Afghanistan" back to Georgia.
"It isn't me cutting the budget. It's the Congress' decision on sequestration. So it isn't secretary of defense or the president doing this."
"The Russians didn’t wear uniforms when they came in" to Ukraine.
"Crimea became part of Ukraine only in 1954. Crimea was historically part of Russia, and (Nikita) Khrushchev gave it to Ukraine in a gesture that mystified some people."
Crimea was part of Russia "until 1954, when it was given to the Soviet Republic of the Ukraine."
Seventy-five percent of the young adults in this country are not mentally or physically fit to serve.
"More than 40,000 troops are still stationed in Afghanistan with no clear objective. Even in the best case, by the end of the year at least 10,000 American soldiers will still be on the ground."
On foreign policy, Joe Biden was against aid for Vietnam, said the fall of the Shah was "a step forward" for human rights in Iran, opposed Reagan's defense build-up and voted against the first Gulf War.
Members of the military don’t "contribute toward their pension."
"The reason we have a national debt is not because of defense spending. What is driving our long-term debt are Medicare and Social Security programs."
The U.S. Department of Defense spends $80 million a year on prostate cancer research, $25 million a year on ovarian cancer research and $150 million a year on breast cancer research.
Says the Obama administration is handing out a pamphlet titled, "What To Do When The Veteran In Your Classroom Attempts A Mass Shooting"
"Soldiers Donating to Tea Party Now Face Punishment Under the Uniform Code of Military Justice."
On responding to chemical weapon use in Syria
"There are still tens of thousands of missing service members from previous and current conflicts that our nation is working to find and repatriate."
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