I'm not going to speculate for a moment on a preemptive strike or any specific actionLugar: Get very tough with Iran Aug 15, 2004
I don't believe we should be engaged in the Libyan civil warLugar voices serious doubts on Libya Mar 27, 2011
Deadly diseases like Ebola, Marburg and anthrax are prevalent in AfricaCommentary: WMD by the numbers Nov 29, 2010
The exact status of Iran's nuclear program and the degree of progress it has made toward a potential nuclear weapon continue to be debatedWashington steps up pressure on Iran Jun 22, 2010
Despite recent U.S. overtures, relations with Damascus remain deeply strainedU.S. debates envoy to Syria Mar 16, 2010
Richard Green "Dick" Lugar (born April 4, 1932) is the senior United States Senator from Indiana and a member of the Republican Party. First elected to the Senate in 1977, he is the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations and was its chairman from 1985 to 1987 and 2003 to 2007. Much of Lugar's work in the Senate is toward the dismantling of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons around the world.
Lugar is currently the third most senior senator and the most senior Republican member of the Senate, putting him in place to be elected President pro tempore of the Senate should Republicans gain control of the body. However, Orrin Hatch disputes this claim based on a different interpretation of the Republican Conference's seniority rules.
Previously he served as the mayor of Indianapolis.