Says Barack Obama is a "hypocrite" for criticizing President George W. Bush’s "drone attack program," then using it aggressively as president.
The U.S. military "is in 130 countries. We have 900 bases around the world."
In Afghanistan, "it is very, very rare that someone who is killed in action is not killed by an" improvised explosive device, or IED.
"Almost 88,000 United States service members are still missing and unaccounted for, dating back to World War II."
"As a percentage of our gross domestic product, the defense budget remains just 3.6 percent. This figure is low by all historical standards."
"Active duty males in the military are twice as likely to develop prostate cancer than their civilian counterparts."
"Young veterans have a higher unemployment rate than people who didn’t serve."
"Creeping defense commitments in (the Middle East) and globally now consume over half the U.S. discretionary budget annually."
During the Eisenhower Administration, "not a single soldier … died in combat."
Wrote that in 2006, Nancy Pelosi said she didn’t think capturing Osama bin Laden "makes us any safer," but in 2011 called his killing "historic."
"Bin Laden had declared war against Pakistan."
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