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Mar 08

The Measure of a Superpower: A Two Major Regional Contingency Military for the 21st Century

How much military force does a global superpower require? Answering this question has challenged U.S. leaders and defense planners for more than 20 years. With the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, the United States found itself the world’s sole superpower, but one without a significant adversary against which to measure the adequacy of its military capabilities. Building a force capable of fighting two major wars at the same time means increasing the size of the U.S. military, modernizing existing platforms and systems, and investing in advanced air, sea, and land capabilities. Join us as Dr. Daniel Goure discusses his arguments for why the U.S. must continue to be able to fight two major conflicts simultaneously in order to sustain prosperity and security.

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Dan Goure, Ph.D.
Vice President, The Lexington Institute

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Steven P. Bucci, Ph.D. Steven P. Bucci, Ph.D.

Visiting Fellow, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy Read More