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Peter Ricketts on Homeland Security

Republican Senate Challenger


Fully support strong national defense

I fully support our troops and a strong national defense. The government's foremost obligation is to protect our citizens and defend our homeland. The Armed Forces must be prepared to defend America by investing in a strong, efficient military on the cutting edge of technology.

Strong volunteer military requires taking care of our current service members and keeping our promise to their predecessors. We must ensure that our service members are provided with adequate pay, housing and other benefits

Source: Campaign website, www.PeteRicketts.com, "About Pete" May 2, 2006

Phone-taps ok; military tribunals ok; torture not ok

Q: Should the United States grant law enforcement agencies greater discretion to read mail and email, tap phones, and conduct random searches to prevent future terrorist attacks?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support using military tribunals to try suspected terrorists when ordinary civilian courts are deemed inappropriate or impractical?

A: Yes.

Q: Do you support the prohibition of torture or cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment of prisoners in U.S. custody?

A: Yes.

Source: 2006 Congressional National Political Awareness Test May 2, 2006

Supports policy of pre-emptive military strikes

Q: Do you support a policy of pre-emptive military strikes against countries deemed to be a threat to U.S. national security?

A: Yes.

Q: Should the United States hold foreign states accountable for terrorists who operate in their country?

A: Yes.

Q: Should the federal government increase funding to states and cities for homeland security?

A: Yes.

Source: 2006 Congressional National Political Awareness Test May 2, 2006

Other candidates on Homeland Security: Peter Ricketts on other issues:
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Dave Heineman
NE Senatorial:
Ben Nelson
Chuck Hagel
David Kramer

2004 Presidential:
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Sen.John Kerry
Ralph Nader

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Sen.Hillary Clinton
Sen.John Edwards
Sen.Russ Feingold
Rudy Giuliani
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