Protecting our nation through a strong defense system is a fundamental role of the federal government. We must remain steadfast in our ability to protect ourselves from enemies at home and abroad. On the Senate Armed Services Committee, my priority is to make sure our military remains the best in the world. To achieve this, our military must be adequately funded, trained and equipped with state-of-the-art technology. I will also work to protect the longevity of Ellsworth Air Force Base, which plays an important role in protecting our nation.