Heritage: US Military Ranked As ‘Weak’ For First Time

  • The Heritage Foundation’s 2023 Index of U.S. Military Strength determined that America’s military is “weak” and “at growing risk of not being able to meet the demands of defending America’s vital national interests.”
  • These are the lowest ratings the index has given the U.S. military in the nine-year history of the report.
  • According to the report, “This is the logical consequence of years of sustained use, underfunding, poorly defined priorities, wildly shifting security policies, exceedingly poor discipline in program execution, and a profound lack of seriousness across the national security establishment even as threats to U.S. interests have surged.”
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