This was an exceptional case, and I reiterate that this action should not be construed as standard U.S. policy for dealing with problem satellitesU.S. takes down satellite with single shot Feb 22, 2008
The American people, our friends and our potential adversaries must be confident that the highest standards are in place when it comes to our nuclear arsenalSkelton alarmed by flight with warheads Sep 05, 2007
South Korea joins an emerging consensus of states that have demonstrated the consequences of Iran's failure to meet its international obligations, and I am hopeful that its actions will serve as an example and encourage other nations to take action to prevent Iranian nuclear proliferationSkelton welcomes latest sanctions on Iran Sep 10, 2010
Isaac Newton "Ike" Skelton IV (born December 20, 1931) was the U.S. Representative for Missouri's 4th congressional district. During his tenure, he served as the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. He is a member for the Democratic Party. On November 2nd, 2010 he lost his seat to Vicky Hartzler.
The district takes in most of the western-central part of the state, from Jefferson City, the state capital, to the Kansas City suburbs. Besides Jefferson City, it includes other cities such as Sedalia, Warrensburg, Marshall, and Lebanon.
Skelton was born in Lexington, Missouri, a rural town with extensive Civil War history, where he still lives today.