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Elizabeth Warren on Homeland Security


Reduce size of standing army to reduce deficit

Warren portrayed herself as someone who was being honest and realistic when she said she would "raise revenues," a euphemism for taxes, and would even cut the military budget and redirect spending to education programs and improvements in the nation's infrastructure.

Only late in the debate did Warren try to explain why and how she would cut the military budget. She said that Brown's determination not to raise taxes meant that the budget would not be balanced and the deficit would not be reduced, which would lead to across-the-board cuts in all agencies. She would rather make planned cuts, such as by reducing the size of the standing army, she said, than allow across-the-board cuts that could hurt needed programs.

Source: N.Y. Times on 2012 Mass. Senate debates , Oct 11, 2012

Not a good idea to strip terrorists of citizenship

Warren is also not sure if it's a good idea to strip "homegrown terrorists" of their citizenship--she hasn't read her opponent's bill proposing such.
Source: blog, "Bomb, Bomb Iran" , Oct 17, 2011

#1 responsibility: protect Americans from terrorism

U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren left the door open yesterday to military action against Iran in the face of that country's growing nuclear threat--bolstering her national security credentials: "Our number one responsibility is to protect Americans from terrorism, that's our job, so being tough on terrorism is enormously important," said Warren yesterday at a campaign stop in Gloucester.
Source: Hillary Chabot in Boston Herald , Oct 14, 2011

End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act.

Warren co-sponsored USA FREEDOM Act

Congressional summary:: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ending Eavesdropping, Dragnet-collection, and Online Monitoring Act or the USA FREEDOM Act: