I oppose regime change wars. It is not the US responsibility to use war to perfect political ends. There are better ways to support democracies without death, bombs, guns and destruction. I would seek to keep our Armed Forces strong for defending the country, keep the VA funded, but would reduce the number of foreign bases, as largely unnecessary, to having major logistics bases and fewer combat bases. Spy imagery and Intel can give early warnings, and forces mobilized as deem necessary from the major logistics bases to areas of concern, without stationing in perpetuity troops in 170 bases. Lets maximize global peace, civility and diplomacy and minimize the global war, death and destruction. We are a better people. I believe in a strong military to defend the country, and that means maintaining our armed forces in a constant state of fully prepared readiness to meet any foe.   



 Peace through Strength

As an Engineer, I worked on the Space Shuttle, US Air Force F16 Fighter, US Navy Tomahawk Cruise Missile and the US Air Force B1 Bomber. 
As a Patent Attorney, I patented hundreds of high tech inventions for the United States Government with many direct military applications. 
As a Military Scientist, I have studied military tactics and strategies for decades, and have commanded hundreds in battle as supreme commander, command structure planner, operations planner, chief of staff, devising operations, assigning posts, and commanding military operations in real time.  
 NASA Endeavour Space Shuttle
 B1 Bomber Takeoff 

My oldest Son, Christopher (DOB 11-27-84), 17 years in the US Army, is now in the 101st Airborne, here with wife Jenifer. 
My first uncle Hayden Woods (Broomfield CO DOB 1-29-32) fought in Korea in the US Marine Corps, (a non identical twin of Harlan Woods).  
My second uncle Harlan Woods (Grand Junction CO DOB 1-29-32)  is a Christian Soldier, fighting against evil for our lord Jesus Christ.
My third uncle, Medard "Darty" Cronin  (Palos Verdes CA DOB 1-10-28) fought in Italy during WWII as a para trooper in the US Army.
My papa Hugh Pickens (Las Vegas NV DOB 5-28-38) was a second class petty officer during the Cold War serving on a destroyer in the US Navy. 
We are all proud of the US Armed Forces, and are patriotic Americans.  We love our country. We love our flag. We love our national anthem. 
We Americans now, (during their lives in being), hereby, pay our respects and publicly honor their service to God and Country. 

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