How the Ukraine Crisis Could Make the US Military Stronger

How the Ukraine Crisis Could Make the US Military Stronger

As the United States flows forces to Europe following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, it is important to show that global powers don’t pivot. The U.S. military must focus on more than one challenge at a time—even when they are of varying degrees of immediacy, seriousness, and danger.
Facing a darkening security environment thanks to Ukraine and many flashpoints in Asia, it is past time for the Pentagon to get its bureaucratic house in order and that starts with confronting two facts. First, the Defense Department is not innovating and investing at the speed of its adversaries. Second, the Pentagon and often lawmakers are unwilling to accept short-term risks in exchange for long-term competitiveness.
Former undersecretary of defense for policy Michèle Flournoy told Congress just this week that “some progress has been made in stimulating innovation across the [Defense] Department, just not yet at the pace or magnitude required.” That is true, if understated.
Across a range of emerging and advanced military technologies, defense leaders warn that the United States is behind and risks losing its waning competitive advantages …

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