Leon Panetta’s Nightmare is Today’s National Security Crisis

by Dr. Dov S. Zakheim

This article compares the state of the military in 2011, which prompted an urgent letter from Secretary of Defense Panetta, to the state of the military today. Pulling from the 2018 National Defense Strategy, Zakhiem notes that, “the Army today is at its lowest force levels since 1940; the Navy’s 288 ships are the lowest since 1915, and the Air Force is the smallest [in history].” Read the full article, originally published by The Hill, here.

Dr. Dov S. Zakheim

Dr. Dov S. Zakheim

Dr. Dov S. Zakheim is a Senior Fellow at the CNA Corporation and a Senior Advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Booz Allen Hamilton, where he led the firm’s support of the U.S. Combatant Commanders worldwide. With experience spanning four decades, Dr. Zakheim’s expertise center on strategic planning and defense policy.
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