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Allen Weh on Homeland Security

 


Defense spending has been cut too much

Defense spending has now been cut to levels that threaten our national security.
Source: 2014 N.M. Senate campaign website, AllenWeh.com , Feb 18, 2014

Defense spending has been cut too much

Source: 2014 N.M. Senate campaign website, AllenWeh.com , Feb 18, 2014

Oxymoron to cut military spending while al-Qaeda is growing

Allen Weh says he "absolutely expects another BRAC" and communities in eastern New Mexico need to prepare for it if they intend on keeping Cannon Air Force Base. Weh made his remarks during a campaign swing through the High Plains with several stops in Clovis and Portales. BRAC is a reference to a Base Realignment and Closure Commission, a periodic congressional call to re-evaluate all military bases and recommend closures.

Weh said he considered Cannon with its special operations mission essential to the economy of eastern New Mexico and the security of the U.S. He said he expects a BRAC in 2015 because many in Washington want to cut defense spending even further by shutting down bases. "Frankly," said Weh, a Marine combat veteran, "our military spending is at one of its lowest points ever. We're cutting armed forces as al-Qaida is growing in strength. To me, that's an oxymoron."

Source: Clovis News Journal on New Mexico Senate race , Feb 14, 2014

Very outspoken on matters of national defense

If I am the next governor, I intend to be very outspoken on matters of national defense and homeland security. While comprehensive immigration reform is clearly needed, but is the responsibility of the federal government, public safety and related homeland security of this state will be my responsibility. I consider keeping the citizens of this state safe my first priority, and one that I will take very seriously.
Source: 2010 Gubernatorial campaign website, AllenWeh2010.com , Nov 1, 2010

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