The effective use of our 'great military' will keeps us safe

By Daniel L. Davis

In a White House speech last May, President Trump made a familiar claim for American politicians: “We have the greatest military, right now, that the world has ever known.”

Given the current composition, organization and capabilities of the world’s leading militaries, there is presently no nation on earth that could successfully launch a surprise, unprovoked attack against the United States and defeat us. Our strategic and operational ability to absorb any strike and deliver a crushing retaliation is unmatched.

However, our military will not stay this powerful if we continue to spread ourselves too thin and intervene across the globe in matters that do not directly affect U.S. national security.

This piece was originally published by The Hill on August 31, 2019. Read more HERE.