None of us want to think about another attack on America. But nor do we want to be unprepared if such an attack occurs. Dakota Wood, the lead editor of The Heritage Foundation’s Index of U.S. Military Strength, explains that right now the military’s readiness status is

“marginal.” In other words, between aging equipment and other problems, we’re far from ready to fight if have to wage war against two

different enemies.

 

“Near the end of the Cold War, we had 770,000 soldiers in the active-duty Army. Today, we have less than 480,000. We had nearly 600 ships in the Navy; today we have 290 and most of that stuff is very, very old,” says Wood, a veteran himself.

 

We also cover the following stories:

  • President Trump reacts to the news that the whistleblower’s lawyer had called for his impeachment in early 2017.
  • Democrats have a new proposal to tax millionaires.
  • Donald Trump Jr. spars with Joy Behar and Whoppi Goldberg on “The View.”

 

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