Report: Defense Cuts Degrading Military

Posted February 26, 2015 at 5:05am

Fox News reports that “the United States military does not currently have the ability to fight two major wars simultaneously, according to a new report, a significant reduction from the capacity enjoyed by defense officials for decades.”  

“The Heritage Foundation’s ‘2015 Index of U.S. Military Strength ‘ concludes that the armed forces ‘would be ill-equipped to handle two, near-simultaneous major regional contingencies (MRC).’ The two-MRC goal was largely attained during the Cold War, when U.S. forces engaged in a conflict every 15 to 20 years while maintaining ground forces in other regions to ensure stability and deter aggressors.”  

“That strategy enables the U.S. military to defeat one adversary in a conflict while preventing another aggressor—seeking to take advantage of the United States’ preoccupation with the first conflict—from defeating it in a separate theater.”