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The US may not be able to fight two big wars at once

WASHINGTON ? The U.S. military would be able to handle itself adequately in a single major regional conflict while maintaining smaller operations around the globe, but its ?marginal? capabilities mean America would struggle if forced to take on a second major conflict at the same time, a new report has found.

That is the conclusion of The Heritage Foundation?s 2019 Index of U.S. Military Strength, which offers reviews of the past year?s defense-policy issues. The index looks at both the global operating environment and an internal assessment of U.S. military strength. As in previous years, all topics are rated on a five-point scale: ?very weak,? ?weak,” ?marginal,? ?strong,” and ?very strong.?

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NDAA Will Give Military Critical Boost in 2019

The?John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, as approved in conference and passed by the House on July 26, will continue the progress begun in fiscal year 2018 in rebuilding the capacity, capabilities, and readiness of the U.S. military services.

In so doing, it will enable them to regain their competitive advantage over potential adversaries, and it will support the national defense strategy.

In a previous article, we discussed the new policy changes. We now focus on elements of military hardware and equipment.

The bill authorizes a base budget of $639 billion for the Department of Defense and the national security programs of the Department of Energy, matching the amounts allocated in the Bipartisan Budget Act, which became law in February.

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