national security

One of my greatest responsibilities as your Senator is to be an active steward of our national security and military. America shines as the beacon of freedom in a dangerous and dynamic world. In regions of the world where authoritarian regimes reign, individuals struggling to gain recognition for basic human rights take comfort in America’s resolve to fight for democratic ideals. Support for our allies sends a powerful message about our commitment to freedom. Regardless of whether battles of the future are fought on land, air, sea, space, or cyberspace, our men and women in uniform need to be armed with the most advanced technology and best weaponry.

Senator Blackburn Returns from Visiting Troops in Ukraine and Poland

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) returned from visiting soldiers in the Tennessee Army National Guard serving in Poland and Ukraine. She wrote the following reflection about her trip.
This weekend, I had the distinct honor of visiting our men and women of the Tennessee Army National Guard serving overseas in Poland and Ukraine before they return home from a nine-month deployment. Too often, non-combat deployments can be overlooked and I wanted to let these brave...

Senators Blackburn and Duckworth Lead Bipartisan Letter to Protect Kurdish Allies in Syria

Washington D.C. – Today, Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), in partnership with Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), sent a bipartisan letter urging the Trump administration to protect the United States’ Kurdish partners in the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The letter comes as the administration considers a withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Syria. Senators Blackburn and Duckworth are members of the Senate Armed Services Committee. 

“The protection of our Kurdish friends and allies is in...