JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI February 24, 2022 – Vladimir Putin’s actions confirm his status as a dictator and threat to democracy. What Putin is doing in Ukraine is a direct result of the weakness of the current White House and its incoherent foreign policy strategy. And now China has been emboldened to flex its muscles about Taiwan for the same reasons. Our nation’s national security is endangered by instability among the major powers of the world, and there will never be stability when the United States is seen as weak and indecisive. Besides that, our allies deserve better than hand wringing. And that is not a partisan comment, it is a statement of who we are as a nation.