The 2016 Index of U.S. Military Strength is The Heritage Foundation’s second annual assessment of the United States Armed Forces’ ability to provide for the common defense. As with the first edition, the 2016 Index continues to analyze the U.S. military’s status in capacity, capability, and readiness. The publication looks at evolving threats and opportunities around the globe and how they contribute to and influence this ability and discusses how and why elements of national security grew better or worse over the past year.
Additionally, the 2016 Index of U.S. Military Strength provides focused analysis of specific security themes such as the role of national defense, security challenges in Europe, the contributions of the Reserve Components to military strength, the status of America’s intelligence community, and an exploration of the spectrum of armed conflict. Join us for a special discussion of The Heritage Foundation’s 2016 Index of U.S. Military Strength.
More About the Speakers
The Honorable Dan Sullivan (R-AK)
United States Senator
Preceded by an Overview of the 2016 Index’s Findings
Senior Research Fellow, Defense Programs, and Editor, 2016 Index of U.S. Military Strength
And 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
Director, Asian Studies Center
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