As the United States prepares for possible military action in Iraq and elsewhere, Missouri will have a seat at table. Senator Jim Talent has won a spot in the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee in the upcoming session of Congress. Talent views this assignment as a very important one, giving him the opportunity to work with other Senators to win the war against terrorism and to provide America’s military men and women with the training and equipment they need to get the job done. Talent also plans to speak for Missouri industries which will play an integral role in tackling terror. Missouri is home to two important military installations – Fort Leonard Wood in south central Missouri and Whiteman Air Force Base near Knob Noster. Talent has previous experience in military matters on Capitol Hill. As a member of the U.S. House, Talent served on the House Armed Services Committee.