The Perils of America’s Posture

As the Biden Administration reviews and adjusts the number of US forces around the world, it needs to determine where and how the military should prepare to fight. But what if the importance of America’s global force posture is waning? In an era of cyberwarfare, should the US continue to invest in tanks and planes – and, should the US continue to invest so much money in the Pentagon at a moment when US national security interests aren’t exclusively the Pentagon’s to own? The structure of the Pentagon and the US government offer clues to how we got here.

 

This post is part of Independent America, a three-year research project led out by EGF senior fellow Mark Hannah, which seeks to explore how U.S. foreign policy could better be tailored to new global realities and to the preferences of American voters.