American leadership is essential to keeping us safe and our economy growing in the years ahead. ”

As the threats facing our country have evolved over the years, so too has our ability to respond to them. Our national security personnel are the most dynamic and well-trained in the world, and we must never forget the solemn duty that they fulfill for our nation. Democrats are committed to ensuring our troops have the training, equipment, and support that they need when they are deployed and the care that they and their families need and deserve when they return home.

Defending America is not just a question of defending our borders. We must continue to support and train our military to meet the challenges of 21st-century threats. That’s why Democrats have made modernizing our military a top priority, while also eliminating outdated programs and unnecessary spending.

Democrats are focused on preventing terrorism across the globe. This means continuing to invest heavily in intelligence and information sharing and promoting those networks among our allies. We have strengthened our ability to keep nuclear and biological weapons out of the hands of terrorists, promoted efforts to better ensure border security, and augmented defense of our national infrastructure.

President Obama made significant steps to keep America safe and restore America’s image around the world by rebuilding strategic alliances with countries that share our values and face common threats. Democrats will continue to build on and protect that progress.