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Shane Osborn on Homeland Security

 


Reducing size of military makes us look weak

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has taken his message of shrinking military forces to the people. His plan to cut billions in spending, and reduce the military to its smallest size since World War II is drawing harsh criticism from some.

News 5 spoke with Republican candidate for US Senate candidate Shane Osborn about the cuts. The veteran said he has major concerns. "It's making us look weak and it puts our men and women in uniform in danger. It puts our allies in danger. There's waste in all aspects of government including defense. That support echelon, things that could be outsourced, they're attacking our war fighters. We keep re-deploying our men and women, they're worn out, and now to cut back to pre-WWII levels is dangerous," said Osborn.

Source: KHAS TV-5 on 2014 Nebraska Senate race , Mar 10, 2014

Strong voice for America's Veterans

Shane knows we must keep the promises made to our Veterans and their families. As a Veteran who served in Afghanistan, his training and service in the U.S. Navy provided a firsthand understanding of the challenges confronted by Veterans and their families, especially the transition back to civilian life.

Shane helped launch a company that helps disabled Veterans find jobs and start their own businesses. He co-founded the Nebraska Soldiers Foundation to help military families cope with the effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, and is involved with a foundation supporting Navy Seals and their families.

As a U.S. Senator, Shane will be a strong voice for America's Veterans.

Source: 2014 Senate campaign website, www.shaneosborn.com , Oct 9, 2013

Hawkish on defense, but measured response

Osborn said he would be an advocate for a strong national defense. "But, as a veteran, I would be very hesitant to go to war unless we absolutely have to," he said.

"While I will be hawkish on defense, I believe we need to take a very measured approach before we would push Americans into harm's way."

Source: Lincoln Journal Star on 2014 Nebraska Senate race , Jul 10, 2013

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