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  • Coloradans rally to support Israel’s fight with Hamas
    Posted in In the News on July 28, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Middle East Peace/Israel

    A crowd of more than 1,500 rallied Sunday on behalf of Israel at the Colorado state capitol, calling on Americans to support the Jewish state’s ability to defend itself in its conflict with Hamas in Gaza. The rally was sponsored by Americans Against Terrorism and featured more than a dozen elected officials, Jewish and Christian religious leaders, and local radio personalities, several of whom drew cheers for declaring, “Let Israel win!” Rep. Mike Coffman, Colorado Republican, said that being a... Read more

  • How US must handle Iraq crisis
    Posted in In the News on July 17, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Middle East Peace/Israel

    What I remember most about serving with the U.S. Marine Corps in Iraq was realizing the extraordinary level of hatred that the Sunnis and Shia Arabs had for each other. To understand Iraq today, one must understand the deep religious divisions within the country. The Islamic faith fractured into two very separate sects following a leadership struggle after the death of the Prophet Mohamed in 632 AD. Muslims who believed that the leader should be a descendant of the Prophet Mohamed himself becam... Read more

  • Crisis in Iraq: Congressman Mike Coffman Discusses Iraq
    Posted in In the News on June 27, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Middle East Peace/Israel

    Republican Congressman Mike Coffman of Colorado, an Iraq war veteran, joins Simon Constable on the News Hub to discuss the crisis in Iraq. Read more

  • Reasons for U.S. forces to be in Iraq ran out long ago
    Posted in In the News on June 25, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Middle East Peace/Israel

    As an avalanche of former war-mongers and supposed experts made the rounds on cable news stations about the rapidly descending state of affairs in Iraq the past few weeks, there was at least one local voice of reason along the Front Range. Not long after President Barack Obama held a press conference June 19 announcing up to 300 U.S. military advisers to be sent to confront the crisis in Iraq, Congressman Mike Coffman’s office stepped forward and reiterated the bitter truth: It’s not the right ... Read more

  • Reasons for U.S. forces to be in Iraq ran out long ago
    Posted in In the News on June 24, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Middle East Peace/Israel

    As an avalanche of former war-mongers and supposed experts made the rounds on cable news stations about the rapidly descending state of affairs in Iraq the past few weeks, there was at least one local voice of reason along the Front Range. Not long after President Barack Obama held a press conference June 19 announcing up to 300 U.S. military advisers to be sent to confront the crisis in Iraq, Congressman Mike Coffman’s office stepped forward and reiterated the bitter truth: It’s not the right ... Read more

  • Iraq Vet Urges Obama Not to Send Troops
    Posted in Press Releases on June 23, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Middle East Peace/Israel

    Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman sent a letter to President Barack Obama requesting that he suspend sending any U.S. military personnel to assist the Iraqi Army until the U.S. is successful in putting pressure on the Iraqi government to establish a process of political reconciliation with the disaffected Sunni Arab and Kurdish minority populations in Iraq. Last week, President Obama put forward a plan to send up to 300 U.S. military advisors to assist the Iraqi army and to assess the sit... Read more

  • Coffman Statement on Situation in Iraq
    Posted in Press Releases on June 19, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Middle East Peace/Israel

    Today, U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-Aurora), a Marine Corps combat veteran who served in Iraq, gave the following statement: “The President is wrong to provide any additional military assistance for the Shia-dominated government of Iraq until there is a process in place to bring about a reconciliation between the government and the disaffected Sunni Arab population. Additional military assistance, at any level, prior to this, is fundamentally wrong and will only be seen as the United Sta... Read more

  • Coffman Works to Build Support for Buckley AFB
    Posted in Press Releases on March 26, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Veterans, Middle East Peace/Israel

    U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) sent a letter recently to the Secretary of the Air Force requesting that the 2009 criteria used by the Air Force to determine base selection for the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) be reconfigured to more accurately reflect the training realities at Buckley AFB and other bases around the country. The letter, which was also signed by Senators Mark Udall and Michael Bennet and Representatives Cory Gardner, Ed Perlmutter, Scott Tipton and Doug Lamborn, was ... Read more

  • Coffman Opposes Iran Deal
    Posted in Press Releases on November 25, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Middle East Peace/Israel

    U.S. Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) today reacted to the six month agreement reached this past weekend in Geneva, Switzerland between the P5+1 nations (the United States, England, France, Russia, China and Germany) and Iran that grants billions of dollars in relief from economic sanctions in response to a temporary reduction in Iran’s uranium enrichment program. Critics of the deal, including Coffman, have stressed that the regime in Iran must prove their weapons program is completely disma... Read more

  • Coffman Praises Pentagon’s Decision to Stop Dealing With Russian Arms Exporter
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Middle East Peace/Israel

    U.S Representative Mike Coffman (R-CO) praised a recent decision by the Department of Defense to cut ties with Russian arms supplier Rosoboronexport. The company has been criticized for its weapons sales to Iran and to the Syrian regime which is responsible for the deaths of over 100,000 of its own people. The decision also means our government will stop paying Rosoboronexport to supply Russian Mi-17 helicopters to an Afghan air force which lacks the personnel and resources to operate and maint... Read more

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