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Armed Forces

Armed Forces

During his famous Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln said that America is a nation “conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” He proceeded to question whether or not such a nation “can long endure.” The testing ground for such a nation, as he observed, was not in the halls of academia or before the high courts. Rather, Americans prove defend their nation’s existence on the field of battle.

Since the conception of America, the United States military has stood as a line of defense between the American people and those who would see this great land conquered. During World War 2, it was the American military that crumbled the fascist war machines of Europe. Even today in Iraq and Afghanistan, our troops are fighting to rid the world of the disease that is radical militant Islam.

Edmund Burke once said “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” The United States military is our nation’s promise to both ourselves and our neighbors that evil will never triumph.

The men and women who volunteer to stand downrange of enemy fire deserve our prayers.

Featured Member of the Armed Forces for Prayer

PrayFocusArmedForcesStephen C. Hedger, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs

Stephen C. Hedger was born and raised on Long Island New York. He earned a Bachelor of Science in International Relations from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and later earned a Juris Doctor from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Hedger served five years on active duty in the United States Army. During his service, he deployed for a peacekeeping tour in Kosovo and later deployed to Kuwait and then into Iraq. He continues to serve in the District of Columbia Army National Guard.

He has nearly ten years of experience on Capitol Hill. He spent seven years in the office of Senator Claire McCaskill, working with her policy team. He also served in the office of Representative Steve Israel. He has taught undergraduate course on Congress and legislative behavior as an Adjunct Professor at American University in Washington, D.C.

Hedger served for a time as a special assistant to the president and senate legislative affairs in the White House.

He is presently the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Legislative Affairs, and is responsible for all matters pertaining to the Department of Defense’s relationship with the U.S. Congress.

IN THE NEWS: Months since the House Select Committee on Benghazi requested information from the Department of Defense, the Pentagon has still not provided the information requested. In a letter, the Pentagon’s top congressional liaison, Stephen Hedger, included the committee’s demand for the drone pilots as part of a list of grievances about “multiple and changing requests” in recent months, roughly two years after the panel was first created.

“The committee has an obligation to the American people to determine what can and cannot be substantiated, so if an individual makes public allegations about Benghazi, the committee should interview that person,” said Army Lt. Gen. Dana Chipman during a closed-door interview earlier this year. “Nothing could have affected what occurred in Benghazi,” he claimed.

Democrats suggest that the committee is working an attack against Hillary Clinton, and suggested the committee is on a two-year goose chase.