The Department of Defense is responsible for the security of the United States and oversees all branches of the armed forces; the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, along with all special forces and weapons systems. Within the DoD are the secretary of defense—the chief defense policy advisor; and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff—the chief military advisor.
Sizing U.S. Ground Forces: From "2 Wars" to "1 War + 2 Missions"
March 21, 2014, Michael E. O'Hanlon
Michael O'Hanlon examines the need to size the U.S. Army based on a new paradigm -- one which will allow us to wage and win one major regional conflict while participating in two multinational stabilization missions. He outlines the best ways to accomplish this task given the currently planned scale down of ground forces, while noting we run a real risk of cutting too much.
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