Jump to content

The Strategy of a Superpower


Recommended Posts

the_strategy_of_a_superpower_106583.htmlReal Clear Defence:

Rep. Mike Rogers



In the post-9/11 world, the United States is the last remaining global military and economic superpower. Our military strategy is evolving, though clear through three principles.


We must maintain the best military in the world that can defeat any threat to the United States and its allies. We must provide our brave warfighters with the very best equipment and training. Finally and most importantly, should we have to use force, we must make sure it is a lopsided, unfair fight.


Over the course of the next two months, the House Armed Services Committee will continue its annual debate over the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA will set out the broad policy, program priorities and congressional direction that will make up our overall national security policy for the upcoming year and beyond. In a time of excessive Congressional gridlock, the NDAA has proven to be one of only a handful of bills that makes it through the entire legislative process each year.


The President’s vision for our defense, as seen in the Administration’s budget, is troubling. On the surface I believe President Obama is using our debt and deficit crisis to cut deeply into the Defense budget.


As a conservative, I am the first to agree the entire government must tighten its collective belt. But, under sequestration, the Defense Department is absorbing approximately $55 billion in cuts per year over nine years, that’s arbitrary and it will be devastating.



Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
  • 1701775549
  • Create New...