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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...

Hunter: Donald Trump, change agent

Jan 20, 2017

With every new presidency comes real opportunity for real change. Over the last eight years, Americans have become ever more disillusioned with politics as usual and that sentiment was expressed, loud and clear, at the ballot box last November....

Hunter: Choosing two of America’s finest leaders

Jan 12, 2017 Issues: Immigration, National Security

The media often caricatures rather than analyzes its subjects. Marine generals, especially those with colorful nicknames, are often pigeonholed as overly aggressive and less than analytical when facing complex situations. Any attempt to portray...

Hunter: Colleague's 'art' disrespected cops

Jan 9, 2017

The U.S. Capitol represents many things to different people, but one thing it’s not is a modern art museum.    Every year, Members of Congress host an art competition in their congressional districts and the winners—selected through a variety of...

Hunter: If Trump really wants a ‘beautiful’ wall, here's what he's gotta get right

Jan 6, 2017

Donald Trump’s proclamation that he would build a “wall” along the U.S.-Mexico border was a major selling point in his campaign for the presidency.  It was this commitment that helped propel Trump to the forefront of a crowded field of primary...

Hunter: We can defeat ISIS with the right strategy. Mosul is just the beginning

Oct 19, 2016 Issues: National Security

Over the last several days, the fight led by the Iraqi Army to liberate Mosul and drive the Islamic State from the city is cause for some optimism.  The spine of the Iraqi military is finally stiffening and with the help of U.S. and coalition...

Hunter: New opportunities in space

Oct 3, 2016 Issues: National Security

For the better part of the last three decades, commercial space launch was a specialty of the Russians and the Europeans while the United States lagged far behind. In 2011 and 2012, the United States was responsible for just two of 38 commercial...

Hunter: The US Army should rethink its approach to DCGS

Sep 22, 2016 Issues: National Security

The US Army is a lethal force that can target and kill America’s enemies anywhere in the world. The capability harnessed by the Army is a testament to fearless leadership, tough training and a strong working relationship with innovative industry...

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