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Last evening, World Affairs Council of the Desert’s speaker, Lt Col Dakota Wood (ret), Defense Programs Senior Research Fellow with the Heritage Foundation shared his first-hand experience of the need for increased strategic deployment of America’s military forces. Lt Col Wood is seen frequently on cable news advocating American global military strength. Imperative that we not lose our edge in gaining ground against rising national security threats. Nature of external threats—Russia’s continued aggression, China’s sustained bullying cyber-espionage, N Korea’s long-range missiles and failure to denuclearize and Iran’s sustained terrorist groups. We have made significant improvements in readiness but are still undersized and limited to regionalized responses. Much of our equipment is aging and outdated. In 1989 we had 770,000 troops on active duty — today 480,000. We need to step up our response capabilities.
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