Patrick believes in a strong national defense, which depends first and foremost on caring for the brave men and women who protect us through their service in the armed forces.

Patrick also takes seriously his role of conducting oversight, and supports efforts to get more information about the National Security Agency’s surveillance activities, particularly as they concern Americans’ phone and email records.  He voted for the Amash amendment to end bulk collection programs. Patrick understands the balance between security and liberty, and knows that he must be vigilant in protecting both safety and security.

Patrick also understands that strong allies are vital to our national security, and that’s why he has always been a strong defender of Israel, our most important ally in the Middle East.