Tom Spoehr: Where US military faces areas of weakness

On the one hand, the U.S. military is still far-and-away the most powerful fighting force in the world. But compared to the actual missions it’s being asked to perform and the range of threats the U.S. faces, it has some areas of weakness, and they’re growing weaker. Those are the conclusions of the Heritage Foundation’s annual Index of U.S. Military Strength. Tom Spoehr is the director of the Center for National Defense at Heritage. He talked the Federal Drive about the findings of this year’s index.

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