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Assessing the Global Operating Environment
Europe, Middle East, Asia
Assessing Threats to U.S. Vital Interests
China, Russia, Iran, N. Korea, Afghanistan/Pakistan, Non-State Actors
An Assessment of U.S. Military Power
Army, Navy, USAF, USMC, Space Force, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
This Index measures the capability of the U.S. military based on the current state of its combat equipment. Four factors are key to this assessment. This appendix presents each of the services’ principal combat platforms and corresponding modernization programs, scoring them in each of the four factors.
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