According to a lengthy report from The Heritage Foundation, the United States military isn’t able to defend the nation’s interests like it should be able to. And it’s all thanks to former president Barack Obama.

This report, titled the Index Of U.S. Military Strength, details how our nation’s military will have a difficult time fighting in two major conflicts at the same time. The power of our  nation’s military, the current state of operating environments, and threats to America’s interests (which are high) have all taken into consideration in this report.

In particular, the nation’s Army and Marine Corps were shown as being “weak” after evaluation. This is, in part, due to the Army’s small size and aging equipment. The Marine Corps is shown in the report to have increasing stress and poor aviation readiness.

“The common theme across the services and the U.S. nuclear enterprise is one of force degradation resulting from many years of underinvestment, poor execution of modernization programs, and the negative effects of budget sequestration (cuts in funding) on readiness and capacity,” says an executive summary of the report.

According to The Heritage Foundation, a huge contributor to these problems is lack of funding. According to Guns.com:

“We cut defense budget between 2010 and 2014 by 22 percent, and we’re still 18 percent lower in defense spending than we were in 2010,” said Thomas Spoehr, the director of the Center for National Defense at the Heritage Foundation. “Now what’s happened in the world in those intervening years? Obviously the world has grown many times more dangerous.”

Defense Secretary James Mattis agrees. Earlier this year, he said the 2011 Budget Control Act, which puts caps on defense spending, together with sequestration, has “done more damage to our readiness than the enemies in the field.”

“Without a real commitment to increases in modernization, capacity, and readiness accounts over the next few years, America’s military branches will continue to be strained to meet the missions they are called upon to fulfill,” concludes the Heritage Foundation index.

And the president at the time who was in charge of handling the funding for these areas was, of course, Barack Obama.

However, there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Over 150 House Republicans are now advocating with President Trump for a $700 billion defense budget. This denotes a $60 billion increase from the original proposal the president made.