Military Strength

2018 Index of

U.S. Military Strength

Assessing America's Ability to Provide for the Common Defense

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The Heritage Foundation Index of U.S. Military Strength gauges the ability of the U.S. military to perform its missions in today's world, and each subsequent edition will provide the basis for measuring the improvement or weakening of that ability.

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U.S. Nuclear Weapons Capability

An Overview of Land Warfare David E. Johnson, PhD

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National Defense and the Cyber Domain G. Alexander Crowther, PhD

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The Naval Warfare Domain Thomas Callender

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Assessing America's Ability to Provide for the Common Defense