Thinktanks & Research

Repair and Rebuild: Balancing New Military Spending for a Three-Theater Strategy

By Mackenzie Eaglen ● American Enterprise Institute ● 10/16/2017


  • The Pentagon must resolve near-term readiness issues, expand its force structure, and invest in technological breakthroughs to sustain simultaneous operations across three theaters.
  • The Army must be large enough to support stability operations in the Middle East and lethal enough to win decisively in any conventional conflicts in Europe and Asia.
  • Over the next five years, AEI’s plan would spend $672 billion above the Budget Control Act caps.

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