A strong and focused national security strategy

Author
Jon Kyl, Jim Talent
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Abstract
When President Obama took office, the armed services of the United States had already reached a fragile state. The Navy had shrunk to its smallest size since before World War I; the Air Force was smaller, and its aircraft older, than at any time since the inception of the service. The Army was stressed by years of war; according to Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, it had been underfunded before the invasion of Iraq and was desperately in need of resources to replace its capital inventory.
Topic
Defense Policy, Economics, Politics, War
Political Geography
United States, Iraq