One of the most important responsibilities of our government is to keep our nation safe. Since 9/11, America has made great strides in improving our safety. Despite this, we must remain vigilant. There have been several troubling incidents—including the Christmas Day Bomber—that indicate a lot still needs to be done.
We must continue to support our troops. Our service men and women make our military the strongest in the world. They defend our nation and our way of life against those who would destroy our safety, freedom, and values. Congress must give them our unwavering support to complete their mission as quickly and safely as possible.