Rep. Buck McKeon (CA) published a guest blog post on The Foundry today. Please see an excerpt below:
During his successful presidential campaign against Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan introduced the American electorate and the broader international community to a new doctrine that would contribute greatly to defeating the Soviet Union. His idea of achieving “peace through strength” still resonates in today’s world and President Obama should welcome it as cornerstone of his Administration’s strategy to protect America.
Recent decisions by the President and several high-ranking officials within his Administration suggest the Commander-in-Chief is intent on following a different approach. As Congress crafts the defense authorization bill in the coming weeks, Republicans on the Armed Services Committee will look to alter the Administration’s path and put forth a set of priorities to defend America.