National Security and the War on Terror
The main responsibility expressly outlined for the federal government in the Constitution is providing for national defense. Congress faces no greater duty than ensuring that members of the armed forces have the training, equipment, and funding necessary to protect citizens of the United States and our interests abroad.
After September 11th, it is apparent that our national security is dependent not only on protection from other countries, but also from terrorists who respect no national borders. Congressman McHenry supports President Bush and his global efforts to track down and eliminate terrorists and their sponsors, no matter where they hide.
Congressman McHenry also supports the President’s tough stand against rogue nations such as North Korea and Iran. Unless faced with strong opposition, countries such as these will acquire and sell nuclear technology to anyone, including terrorists determined to use weapons of mass destruction in the United States.