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Over the past 20 years, administrations of both political parties have under-funded the military. Today, as the economy stalls and the government appears to be unable to control spending in other areas, defense spending is under attack again. Two decades of underinvestment and a decade of military conflict have left the U.S. military too small and inadequately equipped to answer the nation's call today, much less tomorrow. The Heritage Foundation is highlighting the need for increased defense spending during its third annual Protect America Month. Leading conservatives and defense experts are showcasing national security issues and why we must commit to protecting America in an increasingly dangerous world. Join us as Representative Allen West examines the battlefield of the 21st Century in the closing address of this year’s Protect America Month programs.
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The Honorable Allen West (R-FL)
Member, United States House of Representatives