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House Proceeding 03-10-10 on Mar 10th, 2010 :: 1:36:40 to 1:39:45
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John S. Tanner

1:36:32 to 1:36:52( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: the gentleman from california. mr. berman: yes, madam chair. i'm pleased to a yield to many of our committee and -- to yield to a member of our committee, the gentleman from tennessee, mr. tanner. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from tennessee is recognized for two minutes. mr. tanner: i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend.

John S. Tanner

1:36:40 to 1:39:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: John S. Tanner

John S. Tanner

1:36:53 to 1:37:13( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: ordered. mr. tanner: thank you, madam chair. thank you, mr. chairman. the fact is i am presently serving as the president of nato parliamentary assembly.

John S. Tanner

1:37:14 to 1:37:34( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: the afghan effort is a nato-led effort. nato arguably, one, if not the most successful military alliances in the modern era. not only is involved with us as

John S. Tanner

1:37:35 to 1:37:57( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: allies in afghanistan but we know that our military might is no longer a deterrent like it was most of our my life, most of our lives during the cold war. even though you had the war of

John S. Tanner

1:37:58 to 1:38:19( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: the east versus the west, the ussr, the allies, there was this not only feeling but we were protected by our military might. 9/11 shattered that. these people who are trying to kill us don't care how many aircraft carriers we have, how many tanks we have, how many submarines we have. it doesn't matter.

John S. Tanner

1:38:20 to 1:38:43( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: therefore, if our military might is no longer our primary defense, what is? i say intelligent, to know who, what, when and where they will attack us and how we can stop it. how do we maximize that defense? we do it through allies.

John S. Tanner

1:38:44 to 1:39:04( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: we do it through friends of ours. the french really have the best intelligence network in africa. they're helping. they're helping in nato. you look at al of the former warsaw-pact countries that are

John S. Tanner

1:39:05 to 1:39:25( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: now members of nato. geleman 30 seconds. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. tanner: former warsaw-pact countries. nato is evolving from a static land-based defense force to a security force that relieves

John S. Tanner

1:39:26 to 1:39:47( Edit History Discussion )

John S. Tanner: our men and women to the extent they supply troops. it relieves the american taxpayer to the extent they help us pay for these efforts for our common defense. again, were this just an american expedition perhaps this debate would be more worthwhile. buit's not.

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