Statements about Military
"At the beginning of World War II, we had a relatively small army, smaller than Portugal’s."
"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."
Says Houston National Cemetery is preventing Christian prayers from being said at military funerals.
Says only about 250 Texans have been killed in action since 9/11.
Says Chuck Hagel’s nomination as defense secretary "has been publicly celebrated by the Iranian government."
Says the Department of Homeland Security has ordered "enough rounds of .40 caliber ammunition to kill every man, woman and child in the United States," possibly to combat "massive civil unrest" or "an invasion by a foreign power."
Says that "all those who do not answer directly to the president, they've said (repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell) is a terrible idea."
"An overwhelming majority of Americans support passage of the DREAM Act, which would provide a path to citizenship for undocumented youth willing to work for a college degree or serve in our armed forces."
Says Fort Hood near Killeen, Texas, is "the largest military installation in the free world."
"Bill White has a long history of trying to limit or even disenfranchise military voters."
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