However, if the U.S.
military is unable to defend America and
interests from its enemies today investing in the
future will do little good. There fore,
simultaneously, to fight must make sure that each
branch of the U.S. military is fully prepared
while building tomorrow's forces.
and Congress can ensure a future of peace through
strength by focusing on the following key points
while having a firm grasp of the threats today
and a clear vision of America's future role:
- To protect
every American and all vital U.S.
interests, America's military forces must
be funded adequately.
- Bright, well-trained
and highly motivated personnel are
required in a technically advanced
- The military's
ultimate goal should be protecting its
- To the
military's weapons systems, force
structures and combat doctrines, new
technologies should be adopted
- Around the
world, the United States must strengthen
The American Voice
Institute of Public Policy believes a
comprehensive national security plan that is
anchored by achievable objectives and national
purpose must be developed by Congress and the
Administration. Adequate funding will be central
to this plan. National defense strategies could
not be executed effectively and would therefore
be rendered impotent without adequate funding.
Additionally, existing threats must be accounted
for by this plan. Presently, all but completely
defenseless against ballistic missile attack are
the United States, U.S. troops overseas, and U.S.
allies. The linchpin of future American power
will be ballistic missile defense. However, to
counter them, Congress and the Administration
must also recognize emerging threats and develop
capabilities. By attacking it at its most
vulnerable points, potential adversaries
understand that they can challenge this nation.
The American Voice Institute of Public Policy
believes that today's fighting force is
adequately equipped , paid well, and ready to
fight and win America's wars and Congress and the
Administration must ensure.