An Assessment of U.S. Military Power

An Assessment of U.S. Military Power

Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense

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A‌merica is a global power with global interests. Its military is meant first and foremost to defend America from attack.

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Introduction: An Assessment of U.S. Military Power

Conclusion: U.S. Military Power

Ballistic Missile Defense

U.S. Nuclear Weapons Capability

U.S. Marine Corps

U.S. Air Force

U.S. Navy

U.S. Army

About An Assessment of U.S. Military Power

A‌merica is a global power with global interests. Its military is meant first and foremost to defend America from attack. Beyond that, it is meant to protect Americans abroad, allies, and the freedom to use international sea, air, and space while retaining the ability to engage in more than one major contingency at a time. America must be able not only to defend itself and its interests, but also to deter enemies and opportunists from taking action that would challenge U.S. interests, a capability that includes preventing the destabilization of a region and guarding against threats to the peace and security of America’s friends.

 

As noted in the four preceding editions of the Index, however, the U.S. does not have the necessary force to meet a two–major regional contingency (two-MRC) requirement and is not ready to carry out its duties effectively. Consequently, as we have seen during the past few years, the U.S. risks seeing its interests increasingly challenged and the world order it has led since World War II undone.

 

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