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Armed Forces

During his famous Gettysburg Address, Abraham Lincoln said that America is a nation “conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” He proceeded to question whether or not such a nation “can long endure.” The testing ground for such a nation, as he observed, was not in the halls of academia or before the high courts. Rather, Americans prove defend their nation’s existence on the field of battle.

Since the conception of America, the United States military has stood as a line of defense between the American people and those who would see this great land conquered. During World War 2, it was the American military that crumbled the fascist war machines of Europe. Even today in Iraq and Afghanistan, our troops are fighting to rid the world of the disease that is radical militant Islam.

Edmund Burke once said “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” The United States military is our nation’s promise to both ourselves and our neighbors that evil will never triumph.

The men and women who volunteer to stand downrange of enemy fire deserve our prayers.

Through the “Adopt our Troops” program, you can both register and adopt a specific member of America’s armed forces in prayer. What greater gift could you provide these troops than intercession on behalf of our omnipotent God?

Please take the time to adopt one of these soldiers and pray for them every day. If you know a specific member of the military, please register them. More than anything we could personally give them, our troops need our support through prayer.

Featured Member of the Armed Forces for Prayer

PrayFocusArmedForcesAdmiral Michael S. Rogers, Director, National Security Agency

Michael S. Rogers was born in 1959 in Chicago, Illinois. He graduated from New Trier High School, Auburn University and the Naval War College. He received his commission through the Naval ROTC program, and has served in the United States Navy since graduating from Auburn University.

He started his Navy career working in naval gunfire support operations off Grenada, Beirut and El Salvador. He was selected for re-designation to cryptology. During the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003, he joined the military’s Joint Staff, which works for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, where he specialized in computer network attacks. From 2007 onward he served as Director of Intelligence for the military’s Pacific Command. In 2009 he became director of intelligence for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and then was named Commander of the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command, with responsibility for all of the Navy’s cyberwarfare efforts.

In January 2014, the Obama Administration announced Rogers’ nomination as Director of the National Security Agency and the Commander of the US offensive cyber operations unit in the Department of Defense. Rogers succeeded General Keith B. Alexander, who served as the NSA Director for nine years. Although the NSA directorship does not require Senate approval, Rogers had to be confirmed by the Senate to head United States Cyber Command which the Senate unanimously confirmed him for.

In his first public remarks as NSA Director, Rogers stated that he believed NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden was "probably not" working for a foreign intelligence agency, despite frequent speculation and assertion by the NSA’s allies to the contrary. Rogers added: "He clearly believes in what he’s doing. I question that; I don’t agree with it. I fundamentally disagree with what he did. I believe it was wrong, I believe it was illegal.”

IN THE NEWS: Five Americans were identified from information leaked to a reporter last year by whistleblower Edward Snowden, which shows 7,485 email addresses that were designated for surveillance between 2002 and 2008. The targets of the email surveillance were not listed by their names, but The Intercept determined the five identities based on email addresses. The NSA spreadsheet was clearly interested in the ethnic origin of its targets, categorizing the “Nationality” of 202 of the addresses as belonging to “US persons”. Another 5,501 addresses were marked “unknown” or left blank, while the remaining 1,782 accounts were tagged as belonging to “non-U.S. persons.” The files were cached in a spreadsheet marked “FISA Recap” – which stands for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. In order to legally place an individual under electronic surveillance, the NSA must get approval from the top-secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that there is probable cause that the targets “are or may be” aligned with a terrorist organization with the purpose of carrying out acts of terrorism against the United States. The authorizations to conduct surveillance must be renewed by FISA every 90 days.