A disturbing new analysis conducted by the Heritage Foundation has concluded that thanks to President Joe Biden, America’s military is the weakest it’s ever been since the rating began.
The Heritage Foundation’s Index of U.S. Military Strength looks at a wide array of data – including threats to the U.S., the condition of the U.S. military, U.S. alliances, and more.
While the index has only been around for 9 years, the rating revealed that the military is the weakest it has been in recent years, which should be extremely concerning given that the Democrats are steering us into the next world war.
The assessment found that threats to the U.S. are rapidly increasing, with numerous nations posing a “high” threat against U.S. interests. The largest threats coming from China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea.
In the portion of the assessment that focused on the power of the U.S. military, the analysis looked at capability, capacity, and readiness.
The assessment includes the United States’ nuclear capability as a separate branch in the U.S. military because “of its truly unique characteristics and constituent elements, from the weapons themselves to the supporting infrastructure that is fundamentally different from the infrastructure that supports conventional capabilities.”
The assessment points out that that the U.S. military is being degraded through “underinvestment, poor execution of modernization programs, and the negative effects of budget sequestration (cuts in funding) on readiness and capacity in spite of repeated efforts by Congress to provide relief from low budget ceilings imposed by the Budget Control Act of 2011.”
The actual scores on the assessment include: “very weak,” “weak,” “marginal,” “strong,” and “very strong.”
The U.S. Army was rated as “marginal,” and was found to have only 62% of the capacity it should have.
The U.S. Navy scored “weak,” and is similarly hampered down by a dangerously low capacity which impacts its readiness to react to a major conflict.
The U.S. Air Force ranked “very weak,” citing lack of combat readiness and combat aircraft location drivers behind the branch’s drastically reduced ability to respond rapidly.
As for the U.S. Marine Corps, it managed to receive a “strong” rating due to the Corps’ extraordinary, sustained efforts to modernize (which improves capability) and enhance its readiness during the assessed year.
“Of the five services, the Corps is the only one that has a compelling story for change, has a credible and practical plan for change, and is effectively implementing its plan to change.”
Established in 2019, the U.S. Space Force scored a “weak” ranking in the assessment, citing “little evidence that the USSF has improved its readiness to provide nearly real-time support to operational and tactical levels of force operations or that it is ready in any way to execute defensive and offensive counterspace operations to the degree envisioned by Congress when it authorized the creation of the Space Force.”
U.S. nuclear capabilities remain “strong,” but any conflict that would involve the use of this could have catastrophic impacts on the globe and should be avoided at all costs – but that doesn’t seem to be something Biden is too worried about as he continues to poke the Russian bear, in what seems to be a deliberate effort to spark an all-out nuclear war over … Ukraine?
All six scored combined gave the overall military a “weak” rating and concluded the U.S. military was at “significant risk of not being able to meet the demands of a single major regional conflict while also attending to various presence and engagement activities.”
“As currently postured, the U.S. military is at growing risk of not being able to meet the demands of defending America’s vital national interests.”