As President Obama prepares a statement on foreign policy for this Wednesday, September 10, 2014, we in Nebraska are looking forward to another Senate debate this weekend. These two public moments should be seen as opportunities for all of us to look clearly at the dangers that face our state and our country.
War danger – especially the real threat of nuclear war – continues to be a threat to America as it has for decades. But there is in fact more danger now because of Ukraine, one of the few places in the world where two nuclear-armed forces can clash directly within a few hours. In addition, ISIS religious extremists - backed by Saudi, Qatar, and other gulf monarchies in the Middle East - plague the world. Both of these dangers demand a person of good judgment with a steady hand in the U.S. Senate.