|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 22, 2012
| Contact: Dave Gilliard (916) 626-6804
or John Hoy (858) 361-5254
San Diego, CA — A new SuperPAC and national association, Fight 4 America, dedicated to America’s security and national defense was launched today at a press conference overlooking the USS Midway.
“The trillion dollars in national security cuts, if allowed to pass, will be the greatest tragedy of the Obama administration,” said Duncan Hunter, former member of Congress and Chair of the House Armed Services Committee. “The cuts will result in 200,000 soldiers and marines being cut, navy ships being reduced to the point that China will become dominant in the Western Pacific and leaving American military personnel with inadequate equipment for years to come.”
Fight 4 America’s national Board of Directors includes Hunter, Air Force veteran Will Bennett, Marine Corps veterans Shawn Bryan and Joe “Doc” Worley, Army Veteran and West Point graduate Thomas D. Dyer; and well-known political consultant Ed Rollins, who served as President Ronald Reagan’s National Campaign Director.
“Those of us who served believe it is our duty to inform the public about the dangers posed to our nation, and to the men and women currently serving, if these massive defense cuts become a reality,” Bryan said.
Investment in our national defense stands well below the historical average. Through the process of Sequestration, President Obama and some in Congress have discussed cutting our defenses even more — to levels lower than before World War II.
“America’s security must never become a bargaining chip in budget negotiations,” Hunter said.
If Sequestration were to be implemented, the reductions in defense would mean:
- The smallest ground force since 194o
- A fleet of fewer than 230 ships, the smallest level since 1915
- The smallest tactical fighter force in Air Force history
Fight 4 America’s SuperPac will actively engage in the 2012 presidential election nationally and in targeted swing states. We have produced 3 television commercials and have others planned.
Please visit www.Fight4America.us to view our newest television ads.
Paid for by Fight 4 America. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate committee.