Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Armed Forces

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

PrayFocusArmedForcesColonel Steven Warren, U.S. Army, Director of Defense Press Operations

Steven Warren is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and the Naval War College. He has been the Public Affairs Officer in numerous Army departments, including for the Vice Chief of Staff. He previously served as Senior Military Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs at the Department of Defense. He is currently the Director of Defense Press Operations Office of the Secretary of Defense, and Public Affairs Officer of the U.S. Army.

IN THE NEWS: “The Arrow-2 is an operational system currently providing the Arrow Weapon System with an interceptor engagement capability,” Army Colonel Steven Warren said. Israel, the first allied nation to declare its intent to field a missile defense system as a national priority, has collaborated in the past with the MDA on similar testing of capabilities. This test was conducted at an Israeli test range over the Mediterranean Sea, the Colonel said, explaining the testing process. “An Arrow-2 missile was launched and performed its flight sequence as planned,” Warren said. “The results are being analyzed by program engineers. The test results have no effect on the Israeli operational system capability to cope with the existing threats in the region,” he said. This test, Warren noted, was an improved version of the joint U.S.-Israel Arrow Weapon System, intended to counter future threats.