How might Congress go about rebuilding a broken defense program in the future?
The Measure of a Superpower: A Two Major Regional Contingency Military for the 21st Century
By Daniel Goure, Ph.D.
Providing the Capabilities That the Common Defense Requires
By Rebecca Heinrichs
Congress Should Invest in Seapower over Bureaucracy
By Steven P. Bucci, Ph.D. and Baker Spring
A Strong National Defense: The Armed Forces America Needs and What They Will Cost
Five Steps to Save America’s Defense Industrial Base
By James Jay Carafano, Ph.D.
Over the past 20 years, administrations of both political parties have underfunded the military. Today, as the economy stalls and the government appears to be unable to control spending in other areas, defense spending is under attack again. Two decades of underinvestment and a decade of military conflict have left the U.S. military too small and inadequately equipped to answer the nation’s call today, much less tomorrow. In its fifth annual Protect America Month, The Heritage Foundation will highlight the need for increased defense spending. Throughout the month, leading conservatives and defense experts will showcase why we must commit to protecting America in an increasingly dangerous world.
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