The Democratic Party agenda on national security supports a comprehensive national defense that is strong, tough and smart, honors the sacrifices of our troops, their families and veterans, and includes enactment of the 9/11 Commission recommendations.
Democratic Party Agenda
"We will protect Americans at home and lead the world by telling the truth to our troops, our citizens and our allies. We believe in a strong national defense that is both tough and smart, recognizing that homeland security begins with hometown security.
"Democrats have a plan that is comprehensive-- from repairing our military, to winning the war on terror, to protecting our homeland security, to ensuring success in Iraq and freeing America of its dependence on foreign oil--and it will finally prepare America for the security needs of the 21st Century.
"And we honor the sacrifices our troops, their families and veterans by making sure we take care of them when they come home.
"Democrats are unwavering in our commitment to keep our nation safe. For Democrats, homeland security begins with hometown security.
"That's why we led the fight to create the Department of Homeland Security and continue to fight to ensure that our ports, nuclear and chemical plants, and other sensitive facilities are secured against attack and support increased funding for our first responders and programs like the COPS program so we keep our communities safe.
"We want to close the remaining gaps in our security by enacting the 9/11 Commission recommendations."