Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan is a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve, so when he talks about the Global War On Terror, he speaks from experience.

And he sees that American weakness leads to more enemy strength: "When the United States steps back from it's traditional global leadership position, it's not like countries who share our interests fill the vacuum. To the contrary, it's countries who don't share our interests and terrorist groups who fill the vacuum."

Sullivan also sees an undermining of America's economic strength during the Obama administration, particularly in the vital energy sector. "We've never once hit 3 percent GDP growth during the Obama years," Sullivan says.

"We're once again the world's energy superpower, no thanks to the Obama administration. We can lead a recovery [through the energy sector], Sullivan argues.

Watch Sen. Sullivan's entire interview with the Washington Examiner's Lisa Boothe above.