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Feb 24

2015 Index of U.S. Military Strength

The 2015 Index of U.S. Military Strength is a path-breaking, comprehensive research project, to be published annually, which assesses the ability of the United States Armed Forces to provide for the common defense. Taking its place as a flagship publication alongside Heritage’s Index of Economic Freedom and Index of Culture and Opportunity, the Military Strength Index analyzes the U.S. military’s status in capacity, capability, and readiness against an enduring strategic benchmark: the ability to fight and win two major regional contingency operations simultaneously. The publication further looks at how evolving threats and opportunities around the globe contribute to and influence this ability. Finally, the 2015 Index of U.S. Military Strength provides individual analysis of overarching security themes such as how to think about National Security, the implications of prioritized national security policies like the Asia-Pacific pivot, and the critical roles played by strategic enablers such as the United States’ nuclear weapons capability and Special Operations Forces. Join us as for a special discussion of The Heritage Foundation’s new Index of U.S. Military Strength.

More About the Speakers

Remarks by
The Honorable J. Randy Forbes (R-VA)
Member, U.S. House of Representatives

Followed by a Discussion with Heritage Analysts
Steven P. Bucci, Ph.D.
Director, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy

Nile Gardiner, Ph.D.
Director, Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom

Walter Lohman
Director, Asian Studies Center

Dakota Wood
Senior Research Fellow, Defense Programs, and Editor, 2015 Index of U.S. Military Strength

Hosted By

James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. James Jay Carafano, Ph.D.

Vice President for the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy, and the E. W. Richardson Fellow Read More