America's criminal justice system has deteriorated to the point that it is a national disgraceWebb proposes criminal justice review bill Mar 26, 2009
At a time when this country is facing such a grave economic crisis ... it makes little sense for the Department of Defense to be spending hundreds of millions of dollars to propagandize the Iraqi peopleU.S. Army wants 'focus groups' in Iraq Oct 12, 2008
I'm one who was proud to have served as a Marine. I believed in what we attempted to doRemembering Vietnam 35 years later Apr 30, 2010
I think we have the formula through which we can now fully explore that issueWebb says talks new phase in Iran dispute Sep 27, 2009
I think this has been a botched occupation. It's been going on for four years, after the purely military part of it was doneWebb, Graham spar over Iraq war Jul 15, 2007
James Henry "Jim" Webb, Jr. (born February 9, 1946) is the senior United States Senator from Virginia. He is also an author and a former Secretary of the Navy. He is a member of the Democratic Party.
A 1968 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, Webb served as a Marine Corps infantry officer until 1972, and is a highly decorated Vietnam War combat veteran. During his four years with the Reagan administration, Webb served as the first Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, then as Secretary of the Navy.
Webb won the Democratic nomination for the 2006 Virginia Senate race by defeating Harris Miller in the primary, then won the general election by defeating the Republican incumbent George Allen. Webb's thin margin in the general election (less than 0.5%) kept the outcome uncertain for nearly two days after polls closed on November 7, 2006, and provided the final seat that tilted the Senate to Democratic control. On his sixty-fifth birthday, he announced that he will not seek re-election in 2012, saying that he does not want to spend his whole life in politics, and that he wants to return to the private sector.