29 Nov '14, 10pm

Army pivots to ‘full-spectrum’ training

View Photo Gallery » A group of local actors pretend to be an angry mob Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, at the Army's National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. Jon Harper/Stars and Stripes Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link Lightbox link FORT IRWIN, Calif. — After a decade of counterinsurgency, the Army is trying to retrain the force to fight other types of conflicts. But budget cuts threaten that effort. Sequestration is looming at a time when Pentagon officials are concerned that the Army’s conventional warfighting skills have atrophied while the force has been fighting insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan. That decay would be problematic if the U.S. military had to carry out an operation similar to Desert Storm, which saw American ground forces pound Saddam Hussein’s enormous army into submission in the early 1990s. Deputy secretary of defense Bob Work explained the pr...

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