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The Decline of America’s Military, and Why It Matters


None of us want to think about another attack on America. But nor do we want to be unprepared if such an attack occurs. Dakota Wood, the lead editor of The Heritage Foundation’s Index of U.S. Military Strength, explains that right now the military’s readiness status is “marginal.” In other words, between aging equipment and other problems, we’re far from ready to fight if we have to wage war against two different enemies.

“Near the end of the Cold War, we had 770,000 soldiers in the active-duty Army. Today, we have less than 480,000. We had nearly 600 ships …read more

Source:: The Daily Signal

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