June 30, 1996 in Nation/World

Dole Sees Need To Beef Up Military

Compiled From Wire Services

In a speech nostalgic for his own military days, Bob Dole suggested Saturday that President Clinton’s defense policies had “turned off the porch light” and left Americans vulnerable to terrorist attacks like last week’s bombing in Saudi Arabia.

The Republican presidential challenger also contended that the bombing proved the need for beefed-up military spending and a missile defense.

Dole called for a united American front against terrorism, saying that “when tragedies like this occur we’re not Democrats, we’re not Republicans - we’re Americans.”

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