An Assessment of the U.S. Military and Its Global Impact
Recorded on May 24, 2006
Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium
Immediately prior to and in conjunction with the "Taking Care of
Our Troops" program also set for May 24, The Heritage Foundation
will host a special briefing on its newly updated report on U.S.
troop deployments. In late 2004, the first comprehensive time
series data on U.S. troop deployments by year and country, from
1950 to 2003, was published. Data for both 2004 and 2005 have now
been incorporated into this study.
Much of the controversy and debate about the duration of U.S.
troop deployments has been carried on in a fact-free vacuum,
lacking context of American troops' traditional footprint around
the globe for the last half century. Are too many or too few
soldiers in Iraq? What is the nature of America's geopolitical
ambitions? What impact does our widespread deployment have on the
families of soldiers? Join us as these and other concerns about the
stationing of our servicemen are addressed by our panelists.