Fort Drum gains more support to be East Coast missile defense facility

A sign on Route 11 northbound welcomes people to Fort Drum. Watertown Daily Times

As the leading advocate for Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division in the U.S. House of Representatives, I am proud to announce that my years of advocacy have secured more support for an East Coast missile defense site to be built at Fort Drum.

To combat our foreign adversaries’ increase of their nuclear capabilities, the way to immediately improve the U.S. homeland missile defense architecture is to build a third missile defense interceptor site on the East Coast of the United States.

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Elise, all of your self-aggrandizing I and ME statements are distasteful and verge on dishonest. You don't own the spotlight for advancing Fort Drum as a missile defense facility. You share it with Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand who, for years, have worked tirelessly, collaboratively and unencumbered by self-interest to advance it. What's your problem with acknowledging the work and efforts of people besides yourself who improve your district? You let hate, anger, power, and partisan politics consume and destroy you.

Recoil. That's the posture I took while reading the essay you wrote using Fort Drum to promote yourself.

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