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Defeat global jihadists who threaten our very way of life

I have seen the enemy face to face, and know that the war we are in is not only a war of military force, it is a war of ideology. ISIS seeks to destroy western civilization, and our very way of life.

We need a new national security strategy and a defense budget that allows us to implement it. We need leaders in Washington who understand how to protect our interests and those of our allies, as well as America's unique leadership role in the world. The world is safest when America is the strongest.

For starters, the United States must finish what we started and defeat global jihadists, ISIS and al-Qaeda. President Obama's half-hearted, inconsistent policy has failed. When elected to Congress, I will aggressively press the next administration for a plan and a budget that will allow us to defeat these jihadist groups. We must also remember that our strategy must come from military commanders -- it is a military decision, not a political one.

Source: 2016 Florida House campaign website MastForCongress.com , Nov 8, 2016

Renew Iranian sanctions after Obama's Iran Deal

Most of the Iran debate centers around President Obama's Iran Deal. I strongly oppose it and we need a President who will tear it up on day one. But as a member of Congress, probably the most important issue is the Iran Sanctions Act, due to expire at the end of 2016. These sanctions must be renewed so if Iran is found to be in violation of the nuclear agreement, there are sanctions to "snap back" to. No sanctions? The snap back provision is meaningless.
Source: 2016 Florida House campaign website MastForCongress.com , Nov 8, 2016

ISIS is simply evil; such people need to be erased

Q: Do you support increased American intervention in Iraq and Syria beyond air support?

A: Yes

Q: Should the U.S use military force in order to prevent governments hostile to the United States from possessing a nuclear weapon?

A: Yes. Sometimes there are people in this world that are simply evil, ISIS is one example. Such people need to be erased and we should be at peace with that.

Source: Vote-Smart 2016 Florida Political Courage Test , Nov 8, 2016

Supports American intervention in Mideast beyond air support.

Mast supports the PVS survey question on Mideast intervention

The Project Vote Smart Voter Guide inferred how candidates would respond to the question, 'National Security: Do you support increased American intervention in Iraq and Syria beyond air support?' Project Vote Smart notes, "in response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2016, are provided [for candidates who] refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2016 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Historically, candidates have failed to complete our test due to the advice they receive from their parties and advisors and out of fear of negative attack ads."

Source: Political Courage Test 16PVS_Q17 on Nov 8, 2016

2016-17 Governor, House and Senate candidates on War & Peace: Brian Mast on other issues:
FL Gubernatorial:
Alexander Snitker
Andrew Gillum
Charlie Crist
Gwen Graham
Rick Scott
FL Senatorial:
Bill Nelson

Newly-elected Democrats as of Jan.2017:
AZ-1:O`Halleran(D)
CA-17:Khanna(D)
CA-20:Panetta(D)
CA-24:Carbajal(D)
CA-44:Barragan(D)
CA-46:Correa(D)
DE-0:Rochester(D)
FL-5:Lawson(D)
FL-7:Murphy(D)
FL-9:Soto(D)
FL-10:Demings(D)
FL-13:Crist(D)
HI-1:Hanabusa(D)
IL-10:Schneider(D)
IL-8:Krishnamoorthi(D)
MD-4:Brown(D)
MD-8:Raskin(D)
NH-1:Shea-Porter(D)
NJ-5:Gottheimer(D)
NV-3:Rosen(D)
NV-4:Kihuen(D)
NY-3:Suozzi(D)
NY-13:Espaillat(D)
PA-2:Evans(D)
TX-15:Gonzalez(D)
VA-4:McEachin(D)
WA-7:Jayapal(D)
Newly-elected Republicans as of Jan.2017:
AZ-5:Biggs(R)
FL-1:Gaetz(R)
FL-2:Dunn(R)
FL-18:Mast(R)
FL-19:Rooney(R)
FL-4:Rutherford(R)
GA-3:Ferguson(R)
IN-3:Banks(R)
IN-9:Hollingsworth(R)
KS-1:Marshall(R)
KY-1:Comer(R)
MI-1:Bergman(R)
MI-10:Mitchell(R)
MN-2:Lewis(R)
NC-13:Budd(R)
NE-2:Bacon(R)
NY-19:Faso(R)
NY-22:Tenney(R)
PA-8:Fitzpatrick(R)
TN-8:Kustoff(R)
TX-19:Arrington(R)
VA-2:Taylor(R)
VA-5:Garrett(R)
WI-8:Gallagher(R)
WY-0:Cheney(R)
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