Whether empowering the armed forces with better philanthropic partners in the field or enabling the services with cutting-edge technical advances, there is a role for philanthropies to help Uncle Sam bridge the gap between where the United States is now and where the nation needs to be in keeping America free, safe and prosperous. There is much for the next president to do, but there is a place for patriotic philanthropists to help.
James Jay Carafano is a Heritage Foundation vice president, responsible for the think tank’s foreign policy and national defense research. Bridget Mudd is a research assistant in Heritage’s Allison Center for Foreign and National Security Policy.
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