Despite record budgets in recent years, the U.S. military is underfunded and needs more troops, planes, ships and high-tech assets if it wants to be ready to wage long-term war with foes like Russia and China, according to a Heritage Foundation report released on Nov. 17, 2020.
‘As currently postured, the U.S. military is only marginally able to meet the demands of defending America's vital national interests,’Heritage said in its annual ‘2020 Index of U.S. Military Strength.’
The foundation based its assessment‘on the ability of America's armed forces to engage and defeat two major competitors at roughly the same time,’ and judged that the U.S. military currently could handle only one major enemy.
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With statutory authorization, the ROC Armed Forces can act on orders to carry out immediate rescue missions to save lives and property.