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Tracy Potter on Homeland Security

 


Large cutbacks in military to reduce federal spending

Tracy Potter says large cutbacks in the size of America's military forces is necessary to reduce federal spending. Potter says the reductions should not mean closing one or both of the state's two U.S. Air Force bases. Potter is opposing Republican John Hoeven for the North Dakota Senate seat being left by Democratic Senator Byron Dorgan at year's end. At a news conference on Friday, Potter said America should close down its large military bases overseas and bring the troops home.
Source: Bismarck Tribune, "Potter wants to cut defense" Sep 3, 2010

Bring troops home from 120 countries around the globe

Our men and women in uniform are to be applauded for bravely carrying out the missions we have sent them to do. As we transition from Iraq and reassess the situation in Afghanistan, it is our duty to look ahead. With the current national deficit and geopolitical reality, maintaining the presence of American troops in 120 countries around the globe is inefficient and unwarranted. Sen. Potter will support bringing troops home from locations where an American military presence is no longer needed and treat our troops with the respect they deserve by ensuring veterans benefits are delivered and stop-loss deployments are ended. With fewer of our troops committed in distant lands, we will be better positioned economically and militarily, should a clear-cut need arise for deployment in a new conflict.
Source: Campaign website, tracypotterforsenate.com, "Issues" Aug 11, 2010

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