The U.S. military’s superiority “has eroded to a dangerous degree,” leaving today’s troops less prepared for international threats than at any time in recent memory, a new report to Congress involving Sen. Jon Kyl has found.
In a report issued last week, Kyl, R-Ariz., said the Pentagon needs more funding and more budget stability than it currently has in Washington.
Kyl called the congressionally mandated report by the bipartisan National Defense Strategy Commission “a sobering analysis” that finds the military at its lowest ebb since the end of the Cold War.
“The security and well-being of the United States are at greater risk than at any time in decades,” the report said. “America’s military superiority — the hard-power backbone of its global influence and national security — has eroded to a dangerous degree. Rivals and adversaries are challenging the United States on many fronts and in many domains. America’s ability to defend its allies, its partners, and its own vital interests is increasingly in doubt.”