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Compare the Candidates
on Military & Defense
Candidates' Positions and Views
for: U.S. Senate, Colorado
November 2004 General Election
Candidates positions and views on other Issues where information is available:
The report below lists the candidate responses to Military & Defense issue questions. The responses were provided by Wayne Allard, Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell, Pete Coors, Victor Good, Finn Gotaas, John R. "Rob" Harris, Richard Randall and Ken Salazar or were obtained from their websites. The candidates select the issues and questions for which they want to provide a response. The first link is a report of all the issues and questions made available to the candidates. Many issues and questions had no responses - links are only provided where we have information. If there are many candidates for this office, you may have to scroll down to compare all responses.
Military & Defense Wayne Allard - R



Ben Nighthorse Campbell - R



Douglas "Dayhorse" Campbell - C



Military, a General Statement

AIR FORCE ACADEMY

The United States Air Force Academy, based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, was created in 1959 for the purpose of developing professional military officers who possess sound judgment and exceptional character. The Academy has achieved this goal beyond our expectations. Thousands of Academy graduates, including over 200 that have become general officers, have served our nation with honor and distinction. Hundreds continue to serve in today's United States Air Force. I strongly support the Academy and continue to recommend it to high school students around the State of Colorado.

BRAC

After years of hard work by the Colorado congressional delegation and communities to help strengthen Colorado's major military installations, Colorado is uniquely placed to gain missions during this year's BRAC round. While there are no assurances that the 2005 BRAC round will not negatively affect Colorado, I know our state's installations are playing a vital role in the defense of our country. I will continue to support the BRAC process so that we can more efficiently and effectively support our forces, increase operational readiness and reduce the cost of doing business in the Department of Defense.

FORT CARSON

Fort Carson, the Mountain Post, is an Army post located southwest of Colorado Springs, Colorado. This post is recognized as one of the world's premier locations for preparing soldiers to win on the battlefield. The Fort Carson team fosters personal and professional growth by providing a command climate that attracts, develops, and retains exceptional people. One of my top priorities continues to be securing federal funding to protect against industrial and residential encroachment, provide quality family housing, and enhance the Post's numerous training ranges.

MILITARY APPROPRIATIONS

Mr. President, I rise today to discuss the Fiscal Year 2005 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations bill. I would like to commend Senator Cochran, the manage [Response was truncated to maximum response length of 2000 characters.]

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

   
Missile Defense System

Several countries of concern including North Korea and Iran continue to develop weapons of mass destruction and the means to deliver them. As long as these nations continue to pursue these capabilities, the United States will need strong ballistic missile defenses. Although we currently possess a limited missile defense system, I believe we need to further test and operate the system to improve its effectiveness and reduce the likelihood of a successful ballistic missile attack.

Source: allard.senate.gov/
public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue
(04/21/2008)

   
Defense and Military Budget

It is necessary that the United States maintains a strong national defense in order to protect our very way of life. September 11th proved that attacks on American soil are possible. We must continue to take proper steps to defend our homeland and ensure that American citizens remain safe. We can only do this with a strong and effective defense. Iraq must remain a top priority and winning in Iraq is a huge component of winning the war on terror. We must allocate the necessary resources and tools for our troops on the ground, as they continue to sacrifice themselves for the defense of the United States. Additionally, missile defense is an essential component of our international defense policy and will prove to be vital in ensuring the safety of our citizens against nations such as North Korea and Iran who strive to reach nuclear capability. Lastly, we must provide the proper funding that ensures our military dominance in the air, land, sea, and space.

Source: allard.senate.gov/
public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue
(04/21/2008)

   
Military Policy

Fort Carson, the Mountain Post, is an Army post located southwest of Colorado Springs, Colorado. This post is recognized as one of the world's premier locations for preparing soldiers to win on the battlefield. The Fort Carson team fosters personal and professional growth by providing a command climate that attracts, develops, and retains exceptional people. One of my top priorities continues to be securing federal funding to protect against industrial and residential encroachment, provide quality family housing, and enhance the Post's numerous training ranges.

Source: allard.senate.gov/
public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue
(04/21/2008)

   
Military Adequacy

The United States is increasingly reliant on military and commercial space assets to protect and safeguard our nation's security and quality of life. U.S. military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq again demonstrated how important securing the high ground is to our military's success. Colorado's Schriever Air Force Base, Peterson Air Force Base, and Buckley Air Force Base all assist in operating and performing key U.S. space capabilities including navigation, targeting, battle damage assessment, ballistic missile warning, and communications.

Source: allard.senate.gov/
public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Legislation.ViewIssue
(04/21/2008)

   
Military Base Realignment and Closures (BRAC Commission)

After years of hard work by the Colorado congressional delegation and communities to help strengthen Colorado's major military installations, Colorado is uniquely placed to gain missions during this year's BRAC round. While there are no assurances that the 2005 BRAC round will not negatively affect Colorado, I know our state's installations are playing a vital role in the defense of our country. I will continue to support the BRAC process so that we can more efficiently and effectively support our forces, increase operational readiness and reduce the cost of doing business in the Department of Defense.

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

   
These are available issue topics for which there were no responses.
Department of Defense and Pentagon
Military Industrial Establishment
Cluster Bombs
Reducing Military Costs
Re-instituting the Draft
Reservists and National Guard
Military Families
Military Pay, Medical Care and Benefits
National Guard / Reserve Pay, Medical Care and Benefits
Gays in the Military
Defense, a General Statement
Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)
Military & Defense Pete Coors - R



Website

Victor Good - REF



Website

Finn Gotaas - U



These are available issue topics for which there were no responses.
Military, a General Statement
Missile Defense System
Defense and Military Budget
Military Policy
Department of Defense and Pentagon
Military Adequacy
Military Industrial Establishment
Cluster Bombs
Reducing Military Costs
Re-instituting the Draft
Military Base Realignment and Closures (BRAC Commission)
Reservists and National Guard
Military Families
Military Pay, Medical Care and Benefits
National Guard / Reserve Pay, Medical Care and Benefits
Gays in the Military
Defense, a General Statement
Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)
Military & Defense John R. "Rob" Harris - I



Website

Richard Randall - L



Website

Ken Salazar - D



Website

These are available issue topics for which there were no responses.
Military, a General Statement
Missile Defense System
Defense and Military Budget
Military Policy
Department of Defense and Pentagon
Military Adequacy
Military Industrial Establishment
Cluster Bombs
Reducing Military Costs
Re-instituting the Draft
Military Base Realignment and Closures (BRAC Commission)
Reservists and National Guard
Military Families
Military Pay, Medical Care and Benefits
National Guard / Reserve Pay, Medical Care and Benefits
Gays in the Military
Defense, a General Statement
Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty
Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT)
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