An Assessment of U.S. Military Power

An Assessment of U.S. Military Power

America must defend itself while deterring enemies and opportunists.

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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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About An Assessment of U.S. Military Power

As noted in the three preceding editions of the Index, however, the U.S. does not have the right 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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