Economic strength has correctly been recognized as the source of national power in President Trump’s just announced National Security Strategy. History supports this approach. Lack of adequate financial resources to support it’s efforts to match U.S. military spending brought down the Soviet Union.

Whether we will be able to achieve and maintain the necessary goals remains to be seen.

And with Trump’s cutback of America’s participation in world affairs, it is not clear how whatever power we may accrue will be exercised.

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