Jim Martin on Homeland Security
Democratic Senate Challenger
A: The price of war is steep in both human and economic capital. As such, the decision to go to war cannot be taken lightly. A clearly defined, real and direct threat to our security must exist before considering war. Placing our troops in harm's way should be a last resort employed after diplomatic avenues have been exhausted.
A: Yes. The establishment of a UN Peacekeeping Service capable of engaging in early intervention in hot spots around the world has the potential to save the US lives and money, as well as to increase our security at home and abroad. I would support resolutions aimed at eradicating genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity taking place throughout the world.
A: Yes. While the NPT of 1970 seemingly requires disarmament of the United States' nuclear arsenal, the current environment is such that a complete and abrupt disarmament is not practical. Given the number of countries around the world who either have, or are developing a nuclear weapons program, the United States must maintain its nuclear presence to deter potential threats. However, as a world leader, the United States should embark on a course of action with an eye towards reducing, and ultimately eliminating, its nuclear stockpile.
Q: Do you support U.S. ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty?
A: Yes. I support the CTBT and its goal of ending nuclear explosions on Earth.
A: Yes. While I recognize the need for law enforcement and military to engage in extraordinary measures to protect us from the threat of terrorism, I believe that those measure should comply with the Geneva Convention. The use of torture is contrary to the values of the United States and its citizens.
We have to do a better job of taking care of our troops when they return home.
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Winners of 2008 Senate Races:
( * if new to the Senate)
AK:*Begich over Stevens
DE:Biden and Kaufman
GA:Chambliss v.Martin (Dec. 2 runoff)
MN:Coleman v.Franken (recounting as of Dec.1)
NC:*Hagan over Dole
NH:*Shaheen over Sununu
OR:*Merkley over Smith
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