If the U.S. military is unable to defend
America and her interests from today's enemies, investing in the future
will do little good. Therefore, effort to make sure that each branch
of the U.S. military is fully prepared while building tomorrow's forces
is essential to America's survival.
The Administration 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 military
- The military's ultimate goal should
be protecting its shores
- New technologies should be adopted
for the military's weapons systems, force structures and combat
- Around the world, the United States
must strengthen its alliances.
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, the United States, U.S. troops overseas, and U.S. allies
are all but completely defenseless against ballistic missile attack.
The linchpin of future American power will be ballistic missile defense.
To counter enemy attack, Congress and the Administration must also
recognize emerging threats and develop capabilities. By attacking
at America's most vulnerable points, potential adversaries understand
that they can challenge this nation. The American Voice Institute
of Public Policy believes that Congress and the Administration must
ensure that today's fighting force is adequately equipped, paid well,
and ready to fight and win America's wars.