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, efforts 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.
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
technologies should be adopted combat
doctrines, the military's weapons system
and force structure.
- 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, 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.