APPS National Security Forum with Chris Christie

July 20, 2016  |  Honorary Chairman Mike Rogers, Iowa, New Hampshire, News, South Carolina

Cleveland, OH –  Americans for Peace, Prosperity and Security (APPS), which has hosted dozens of national security forums in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Michigan with 2016 presidential candidates, hosted a forum at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland with Governor Chris Chrsitie. This in-depth discussion, moderated by CNN Anchor Jake Tapper, took place on Wednesday, July 20, at 10:00 a.m., at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP in downtown Cleveland.

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APPS to host national security forum at Republican National Convention

July 20, 2016  |  Honorary Chairman Mike Rogers, Iowa, New Hampshire, News, South Carolina

Cleveland, OH – Americans for Peace, Prosperity and Security (APPS), which has hosted dozens of national security forums in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Michigan with 2016 presidential candidates, will host a forum at the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland with Governor Chris Chrsitie. This in-depth discussion, moderated by CNN Anchor Jake Tapper, will take place on Wednesday, July 20, at 10:00 a.m., at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP in downtown Cleveland.

“APPS continues to play a vital role in educating American voters on the dangers we face overseas, and the unique role America has in the world,” said Chairman Rogers. “I look forward to hearing from Governor Christie, and his perspective on the pressing national security challenges facing the United States.”

This event will be streamed via Facebook Live here: http://bit.ly/29ykIG2

This event is open to the media and invited ticket holders only.

What: APPS National Security Forum with Governor Chris Christie. Hosted by The Honorable Mike Rogers and Americans for Peace, Prosperity and Security.
When: Wednesday, July 20. Doors open at 9:00 a.m. for a coffee reception. Program begins at 10:00 a.m.
Where: Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease, LLP (200 Public Square, Suite 1400, Cleveland, Ohio) Enter 200 Public Square from the Superior Avenue entrance.
Moderator: Jake Tapper, CNN Anchor

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The Honorable Mike Rogers, Past Chairman, House Intelligence Committee

APPS National Advisory Board

  • Greg Brown, Chairman and CEO, Motorola Solutions
  • John Coburn, Chairman and CEO, VT Systems, Inc.
  • Gov. John Engler, Former Governor, State of Michigan
  • Steve Hadley, Principal, RiceHadleyGates, LLC
  • Walt Havenstein, Former CEO, BAE Systems, Inc.
  • Danielle Pletka, Senior Vice President, American Enterprise Institute
  • The Honorable Heather Wilson, President, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

The APPS difference in New Hampshire

February 13, 2016  |  New Hampshire, News

Manchester, NH – Mike Rogers, Honorary Chairman of Americans for Peace, Prosperity and Security (APPS), today highlighted APPS’ efforts to drive the national security debate during the New Hampshire Republican primary election.

Among the top finishers in the New Hampshire primary are those candidates voters believe have strength on national security and foreign policy issues. In December, APPS polling showed a quarter of likely New Hampshire Republican primary voters said they trust Donald Trump the most “to handle national security issues” (25%). Trump was followed by Jeb Bush (14%), John Kasich (10%), Marco Rubio (10%) and Ted Cruz (8%).

New Hampshire Republican primary exit polls showed that security issues were the top or near the top of issues most important to primary voters.

“When we launched APPS in New Hampshire last year, our goal was to move the needle on national security during the presidential race and educate primary voters on the importance of selecting a candidate ready to assume the job on day one,” said Mike Rogers, Honorary Chairman of APPS. “I’m thrilled to say we did just that in New Hampshire and look forward to continuing this success with our APPS South Carolina team,” said Rogers.

Each of the eight, hour-long APPS national security forums in New Hampshire received saturated in-state and national media coverage. In addition to the forums, columns and OpEds, APPS launched a highly targeted #NationalSecurityFirst digital advertising and email campaign focused on likely primary voters. Its goal was to encourage likely voters to keep national security issues at the top-of-mind as they voted Tuesday. The campaign finished with tens of thousands of targeted digital impressions.

“I am so proud of the 28 community leaders who volunteered to serve as APPS New Hampshire Advisory Board members,” said Mike Rogers. “Their service was instrumental in getting candidates to attend our forums in New Hampshire. There’s no question that our efforts paid off.”

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#NationalSecurityFirst launches in New Hampshire

February 5, 2016  |  New Hampshire, News

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Manchester, NH – Mike Rogers, Honorary Chairman of Americans for Peace, Prosperity and Security (APPS), today announced that the successful #NationalSecurityFirst digital awareness campaign will launch in New Hampshire, targeting likely primary voters.

Rogers, former Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, believes that national security must be at the top-of-mind for New Hampshire primary voters. “It doesn’t take much more than turning on your television for someone to realize that we are in trouble overseas. We need a commander-in-chief ready to deal with the immense threats facing our nation on day one. We are urging Granite Staters to remember this when going to vote on Tuesday,” he said.

Beginning today, less than one week from primary day, APPS will target likely New Hampshire Republican primary voters on Facebook, Twitter and with emails, displaying messages on the importance of thinking #NationalSecurityFirst as they go to vote for the Republican nominee to be commander-in-chief.

APPS has hosted 26 national security forums, eight in New Hampshire, with 14 Republican presidential candidates across Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Michigan. These forums drove more than $600 million in local and national earned media coverage. Video from the 26 past forums can be seen here: http://peaceprosperitysecurity.org/archived-forums/

APPS’ own polling has shown that these forums, OpEds, letters to the editor, emails, and social media posts have moved the needle for likely New Hampshire primary voters. From Iran to ISIS, Russia to China, likely primary voters in New Hampshire are greater attuned to the complex challenges facing America overseas. According to our poll, 65% of likely Republican voters say a candidate’s positions on national security are very important to determining their vote, and national security polled as the top issue at 38%.

Today’s launch of the #NationalSecurityFirst campaign is the culmination of those educational efforts to help New Hampshire primary voters select a nominee they believe is ready to serve as commander-in-chief.

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The Wall Street Journal

Terrorist Attacks Reshuffle GOP’s Presidential Race

January 11, 2016  |  Honorary Chairman Mike Rogers, Iowa, New Hampshire, News, South Carolina

The terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., have reshuffled the Republicans’ presidential primary, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing for the front-runner, Donald Trump.

Roughly half of Republican primary voters in Iowa view the celebrity businessman as the most capable candidate to handle the threat posed by Islamic State, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. His next closest rival: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, at 15%.

The survey was taken before Mr. Trump took his most controversial position to date by calling for a ban on Muslims traveling to the U.S. Whatever the fallout from this latest episode, Mr. Trump’s hardline stance against Islamic State terrorists has clearly tapped a nerve with voters willing to ignore his lack of foreign-policy experience.

Mr. Trump outpaces his rivals in New Hampshire and South Carolina on the question of which candidate Republican primary voters trust most to deal with the issue of national security, according to surveys taken earlier this month by Harper Polling for Americans for Peace, Prosperity and Security (APPS), a group formed to promote foreign policy in the 2016 race.

Iowa is the only state where Mr. Trump trails one of his rivals on the national-security question, according to the Harper Polling surveys. Mr. Cruz nabbed the top spot in that poll, with 34% of Iowa Republicans giving the Texas senator the highest marks on national security. Mr. Trump was second, at 19%. Mr. Cruz recently pulled almost even with Mr. Trump in the Hawkeye State.

The bigger takeaway is that foreign policy has become the dominant issue for Republicans in all three states, outpacing debt and spending issues, health care and jobs and the economy, according to Harper Polling. “The race is all national security now,” said Brock McCleary, president of Harper Polling. “With the field very much in flux, the issue could reshuffle the deck in short order.”

“Likely caucus-goers in Iowa and likely primary voters in New Hampshire and South Carolina now believe national security is the most important issue this election,” said former Rep. Mike Rogers (R., Mich.), the honorary chairman of APPS and the former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. “And they are insisting on a candidate with solutions to those issues.”

Click here for the full article and coverage of APPS National Security Poll.

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Concord Monitor

Day on the trail: With voters seeking security, Ben Carson focuses on foreign policy

December 23, 2015  |  New Hampshire, News

Amid the Christmas trees at the Capitol Center for the Arts, Ben Carson said it’s his faith that keeps him from getting anxious about his campaign. If God wills it, the retired neurosurgeon said with his wife by his side that evening in Concord, he’ll win the White House.

But leading up to that moment, for most of the day Monday, the Republican homed in on another faith: the one driving Islamic extremists. Trending down in polls, Carson sought to dispel the idea that a soft-spoken doctor was unfit to lead at a time when Americans are worried about their safety at home.

A foreign policy forum at the University of New Hampshire in Manchester presented him his first opportunity of the day. He burst into the room, already gripping his own microphone at its base, and brushed past the Secret Service that tightly policed the audience on his way to the stage.

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NH1

Talking 1-on-1 with NH1 News, Carson fights perceptions he’s weak on national security

December 21, 2015  |  New Hampshire, News

MANCHESTER – Ben Carson says “our primary goal right now is to destroy ISIS.”

The retired neurosurgeon and Republican presidential candidate spelled out his strategy to take down ISIS while taking questions at national security forum Monday that hosted by Americans for Peace Prosperity and Security and moderated by this reporter.

“We don’t contain them. We have to destroy them, because it’s like an infestation,” Carson added.

It’s the latest example of Carson trying to bone up on national security and foreign policy as he beefs up his credentials.

In October Carson was battling Donald Trump for front runner status in the national polls in the race for the GOP nomination. But following the horrific terror attacks on Paris last month and this month’s mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, Carson’s seen his poll numbers slip thanks to the perception by many voters that the first-time politician is not commander-in-chief material.

In a one-on-one interview with NH1 News following the forum at the University of New Hampshire at Manchester, Carson fought back against such perceptions.

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New Hampshire Union Leader

Carson: U.S. needs to use ‘cyber-attack capabilities’

December 21, 2015  |  New Hampshire, News

The U.S. should use its “cyber attack capabilities,” and not just play defense, to protect national security, Dr. Ben Carson said Monday.

The Republican presidential hopeful said U.S. intelligence agencies should monitor social media channels and deep-dive the Internet for any traces of terrorist or rogue-state hackers or attackers.

“We need to stop being politically correct,” he said. “We need to go after people. We also need to put out alternative messaging. And, using our cyber attack capabilities, take down their networks, to take down their servers. It’s dirty pool, I agree, but they’re dirty people. So, in those situations we can use dirty pool.”

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Laconia Daily Sun

Giving Isis too much credit doesn’t at all serve our interests

December 21, 2015  |  New Hampshire, News

In the latest 007 film, the British secret agent faces a formidable adversary — a global crime syndicate with informants, agents and influence all over the world.

Given the string of violent attacks and discovery of cells in Egypt, Lebanon, Paris and Brussels, it might looks like ISIS is a real-life Spectre: a global, far-reaching, uniform movement with tentacles in every conflict, carefully managed by a small group of men.

The reality is very different, and what makes ISIS so dangerous, and so hard to track and disrupt. It is far from a centrally controlled hierarchy, and a good portion of the violence and terror in the last year has in fact been done by self-radicalized adherents, not foreign fighters. ISIS is not responsible for all insurrections and insurgencies we are seeing, but it does have a growing hand in many.

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