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Republican Party on Defense


Affirm traditional military culture&rebuild morale (no gays)

Sending our military on aimless and endless missions rapidly saps morale. We affirm traditional military culture. We affirm that homosexuality is incompatible with military service. U.S. forces must be agile, lethal, readily deployable, and require a minimum of logistical support. They must also be fully prepared for possible enemy use of weapons of mass destruction. We support the advancement of women in the military, their exemption from ground combat units, and call for the end of co-ed training.
Source: Republican Platform adopted at GOP National Convention Aug 12, 2000

U.S. needs comprehensive missile defense system

The Republican president will deploy a national missile defense. America must deploy effective missile defenses, based on an evaluation of the best available options, including sea-based, at the earliest possible date. These defenses must be designed to protect all 50 states, America’s deployed forces overseas, and our friends and allies in the fellowship of freedom against missile attacks by outlaw states or accidental launches.
Source: Republican Platform adopted at GOP National Convention Aug 12, 2000

Eliminate as many nuclear weapons as possible

A Republican president will reevaluate America’s nuclear force posture and pursue the lowest possible number consistent with our national security. We can safely eliminate thousands more of these horrific weapons. We should do so. In addition, the United States should work with other nuclear nations to remove as many weapons as possible from high-alert, hair-trigger status to reduce the risks of accidental or unauthorized launch.
Source: Republican Platform adopted at GOP National Convention Aug 12, 2000

Restore health of defense industry; peace thru strength

Republicans are the party of peace through strength. A strong & well-trained American military is the world’s best guarantee of peace. A Republican president and a Republican Congress will transform America’s defense capabilities for the information age, ensuring that US armed forces remain paramount against emerging dangers.

They will restore the health of a defense industry weakened by a combination of neglect and misguided policies. To do all this, the US must align its military power with the strengths of American society: our skilled people, our advanced technology, and our proficiency at integrating fast-paced systems into potent networks. [And] we will not forget that the strength of our military lies with the combat soldier, sailor, airman, and Marine.

The US military faces growing problems in readiness, morale, and its ability to prepare for the threats of the future. The administration has cut defense spending to its lowest percentage of gross domestic product since 1939.

Source: Republican Platform adopted at GOP National Convention Aug 12, 2000

Other candidates on Defense: Republican Party on other issues:
Pat Buchanan
George W. Bush
Al Gore
Ralph Nader

Political Leaders:
John Ashcroft
Hillary Clinton
Elizabeth Dole
John McCain
Robert Reich
Janet Reno
Jesse Ventura

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Bill Clinton
Jesse Jackson
Rush Limbaugh
Ross Perot
Ronald Reagan

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