The U.S. military is clearly the most sophisticated, most advanced and most powerful on the planet for a very simple reason–having the best weapons.

Spread over the Navy, Marines, Army and Air Force, as well as in other areas such a cyber, space, and nuclear forces, Washington’s armed forces are ready for almost any problem in almost any part of the globe.

But what are the very best weapon systems America has? Specifically, looking at many of the different service branches, what are the best of the best?

This story was originally published by The National Interest

Over the last few years we have compiled several different articles looking at this question, and for your reading pleasure, we have gathered them all into this one post. The first section, authored by Kyle Mizokami, looks at the U.S. Navy. In a second section, TNI Defense Editor Dave Majumdar takes an in-depth look at the U.S. Marines. Michael Peck offers his thoughts next in a section looking at the U.S. Army. And finally, Dave Majumdar rounds out the post by looking at the U.S. Air Force.

Let the debate begin…

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