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A panel of national leaders and prominent foreign policy experts endorsed Maryland Republican Senate candidate Kenneth R. Timmerman in a letter released at a press conference in historic Annapolis on Wednesday, Feb. 2.

Dr. Stephen Bryen, who served as Deputy Undersecretary of Defense during the Reagan administration, presented the letter to the press and to Timmerman supporters gathered at Maryland Republican Party headquarters in Annapolis.

"I have known Ken for over ten years," Dr. Bryen said. "I believe Ken is a courageous leader, and I know that from personal experience from having worked with him during the Reagan administration."

Those endorsing Timmerman include Richard Perle, the architect of President Reagan's successful Cold War strategy, Ambassador Jeane Kirkpatrick, President Reagan's Ambassador to the United Nations, and Representative Curt Weldon (R,PA), an outspoken champion of national missile defense.




We Marylanders and other seasoned members of the United States defense community, believe our nation faces a crisis in our military affairs.

Over the past seven years America has underinvested in our national defense, even as new threats were emerging. In the euphoria that set in after the end of the Cold War, America has focused on commerce while neglecting to safeguard our military technology from potential adversaries.

Today, two of our remaining ten U.S. Army divisions are not considered fit for active duty. Trained professionals are leaving our forces at an alarmingly high rate. And yet, our military strategy still calls on our forces to simultaneously fight and win two major regional wars.

The threat of foreign missile attack against America and America's allies has been growing; and yet, the administration has consistently refused to deploy effective missile defenses.

Dictators and adventurers see opportunities when America is led by politicians ill at ease with America's fighting men and women and lacking in the fundamental strategic vision necessary to keep a great nation free.

We need a strong voice in the United States Senate to help turn this situation around, before potential adversaries are tempted by our apparent lack of resolve.

We have known Kenneth Timmerman over the years as an courageous advocate of the truth. Whether he was exposing the export of sensitive military technology to Communist China in the teeth of administration opposition, or tracking Islamic terrorist Osama Bin Laden around the world for Reader's Digest, Kenneth Timmerman has demonstrated the courage and good judgment that one expects to find in a United States Senator.

For these reasons, we have urged him to run for the United States Senate, and we strongly support his candidacy.



Ambassador Richard Armitage

Dr. Steven D. Bryen

Ambassador Henry Cooper

Dr. Jeane J. Kirkpatrick

Ambassador James Lilley

Lt. General Charles May

Hon. Richard Perle

Peter Rodman

William Schneider

Hon. Curt Weldon (R, Pa)

Dr. Dov Zakheim


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