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Aug 01, 2016

National Defense

Our modern military should have the latest technology and best equipment our nation can produce. It should have the trained manpower necessary to repel an attack from wherever it may come, launch retaliatory strikes and make hot pursuit in response ...

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Tom McClintock
May 16, 2011

The Four Challenges to National Defense

The most fatal and consequential decision a nation can make is to go to war, and the American Founders wanted that decision made by all the representatives of the people after careful deliberation. Only when Congress has made that fateful decision d...

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Tom McClintock
Mar 18, 2010

The Principles of War

I believe the Founders required Congress to declare war for two important reasons. First, to assure that one individual could not plunge the nation into war as generations of European monarchs had done. And the second was to assure that in the rare ...

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Tom McClintock
Sep 11, 2006

They Awakened the Camp

The legendary courage and resolve of American citizens hasn’t changed. On September 11th, the heroes of Flight 93 took their place in American history alongside the heroes of Pearl Harbor. Their message was the same: that there is a moral imperat...

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Tom McClintock