For years, the U.S. military has come under heavy scrutiny for allegedly bowing to the “woke” agenda. Many say this agenda has had a hugely negative impact on our country, from top to bottom.
It now seems as if our military has suffered dramatically; not only due to “wokeness,” but also due to underfunding and changing priorities.
This has resulted in a historic first — and it’s something that might terrify American citizens.
The Heritage Foundation released its 2023 Index of U.S. Military Strength and for the first time ever, our once-great armed forces have been rated as “weak.”
Even worse, the report says the military is “at growing risk of not being able to meet the demands of defending America’s vital national interests.” It’s the first time ever such a report has been issued.
Millions of citizens have worried over the state of the U.S. military for a variety of reasons, and this news seems like justification.
According to the statements issued by the Foundation:
It is rated as weak relative to the force needed to defend national interests on a global stage against actual challenges in the world as it is rather than as we wish it were.
This is the logical consequence of years of sustained use, underfunding, poorly defined priorities, wildly shifting security policies, exceedingly poor discipline in program execution, and a profound lack of seriousness across the national security establishment even as threats to U.S. interests have surged.
The analysis measured the military’s overall ability to land victories in two major conflicts at once in different parts of the world.
But in the end, the report found that our military force might be incapable of meeting the demands of even one major regional conflict, and would be “ill-equipped to handle two nearly simultaneous” conflicts.
The only bright spot in the report was the Marine Corps, which got bumped up from a “marginal” rating in 2021 to “strong.”
Unfortunately, the Air Force plummeted to the bottom, receiving a “very weak” rating due to an inability to hire and keep pilots. The Navy and Space Force were rated “weak,” and the Army was rated “marginal.”
The Heritage group further analyzed our nuclear capabilities and while it’s considered “strong,” it’s trending downward toward “marginal” or “weak.”
The report concluded:
No matter how much America desires that the world be a simpler, less threatening place that is more inclined to beneficial economic interactions than violence-laden friction, the patterns of history show that competing powers consistently emerge and that the U.S. must be able to defend its interests in more than one region at a time.
The military is often viewed as a measuring stick for the country — when it’s considered strong, citizens have more confidence in the stability and safety of the nation.
When that confidence is shaken, though, things get tougher. And now, Americans are saying there’s every reason to worry, and many blame Democrat leadership for this sharp decline in our military.
For the most part, Democrats are viewed as anti-military in terms of funding, and now the “woke” agenda appears to be having an impact as well.
In the end, this might prompt voters to change America’s leadership in Washington next month. And perhaps change the rest of that leadership in 2024.
- A new Heritage Foundation analysis gave the U.S. military a rating of “weak” for the first time in history.
- The report blames this decline on “underfunding, poorly defined priorities, and exceedingly poor discipline.”
- They also said our nuclear capability rating is trending downward as well.
Source: Washington Examiner