26 Jan '15, 6pm

#Army #news: World, budget #uncertainty means #USArmy must be prepared for many missions

#Army #news: World, budget #uncertainty means #USArmy must be prepared for many missions

WASHINGTON (Jan. 23, 2015) -- When the Army began implementing defense cuts in 2011 and 2012, and drawdown operations kicked off in Iraq and Afghanistan, military leadership believed the world would require less intervention on the part of U.S. forces. "Frankly, that's not happened, and I think that's the concern," said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno, speaking at the Association of the United States Army monthly Institute of Land Warfare breakfast, Jan. 22. "The threat of terrorism is not going away ... it's in our face every single day and it's going to be throughout our lifetimes and probably throughout our children's lifetimes, so we have to figure out how we're going to deal with this threat ... and challenge it face-on," he said. Odierno said that means the enemy's intent must be understood and concepts must be developed that would allow the Army to respo...

Full article: http://www.army.mil/article/141620/Uncertainty_means_Army...

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