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Hunter: No More Timeline, the Existential Threat Has Arrived

Sep 28, 2017 Issues: National Security

Let’s be clear.  North Korea continues to threaten the United States with a nuclear assault.  North Korea has the capability to launch a nuclear attack and San Diego would be a primary target.  No more pontificating, no more hypothesizing, no more...

Hunter: Let President Trump try to work with Russia

May 17, 2017 Issues: National Security

President Trump is under assault for his posture toward Russia and Vladimir Putin. This is true even as American presidents are fully within their prerogative to establish working relationships with world leaders, and President Trump most certainly...

Hunter: Protecting our southern border with U.S. mariners

Apr 25, 2017 Issues: Economy, National Security

As chairman of the Coast Guard and Maritime Subcommittee in the House of Representatives, I am proud to be an unwavering defender of the Jones Act — a critical U.S. national security law that requires vessels moving from one U.S. port to another...

Hunter: The Coast Guard is a military service. Let's treat it like one.

Apr 24, 2017 Issues: National Security

Any time attention is called to America’s Armed Forces, it’s often the Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force that are recognized for their professionalism and unmatchable mission capability. Each of these services deserves the praise and admiration...

Hunter: The Way Forward on Syria

Apr 24, 2017 Issues: National Security

The authorization by President Donald Trump to launch dozens of Tomahawk missiles at targets in Syria signaled to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and the rest of the world that America’s tolerance for provocations and threats has finally waned. No...

Hunter: Hell no, Marine Corps Commandant Neller should not go

Mar 15, 2017 Issues: National Security

The U.S. Marine Corps is a fighting force at war, confronting adversaries in Afghanistan, Syria and other corners of the globe.  Now a new battlefront has emerged for the Marine Corps following the revelation of nude photo sharing among Marines and...

Hunter: Slashing the Coast Guard's budget is an appalling mistake that puts our nation at risk

Mar 7, 2017 Issues: National Security

America’s military has been at war for the last fifteen years and the threat from global terrorism and transnational criminal organizations is nowhere near subsiding.  It’s a fight that will continue even as the Islamic State, Al Qaeda and other...

Hunter: US Coast Guard deserves military-level funding

Feb 13, 2017

America’s national defense consists of an intricate network of government entities that occupy unique mission sets that integrate seamlessly and project American power anywhere in the world. It’s often the Navy and Marine Corps, the Army, the Air...

Hunter: ‘Trump is doing things right’

Feb 2, 2017

President Trump was elected by the American people on the promise that he would put America first and restore the notion of American exceptionalism. His executive actions have been consistent with his commitments as a candidate and signal that he’s...

Hunter: Education is about more than just test scores

Jan 23, 2017 Issues: Education

When talking about school choice, the conversation often drifts down the wonky path of numbers and test scores that support or oppose the right of a parent to choose where they send their children to school.  But, in the context of whether we want...

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