Rep. Allen West on What America’s Armed Forces Need

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Representative Allen West (R–FL) said in a speech today that funding America’s Armed Forces is the No. 1 responsibility of the federal government. Without the protection they provide, America would cease to exist.

West spoke at The Heritage Foundation, delivering the closing address for “Protect America Month.” In keeping with the month’s theme, West spoke on national security issues and the need for increased defense spending .

At a time when many Members of Congress are calling for a decrease in military funding, West is calling for more, urging the government to “be looking at every single way we can increase the benefits that we give to [the military].” (more…)