Planned obsolescence: @Galrahn on the US Army's future force structure

Planned obsolescence: @Galrahn on the US Army's future force structure

The cold war is over and the wars in southwest Asia are ending, so the Army is making moves as it prepares for the future. The New York Times has a few of the details. Plans call for the brigade-size stock of armored fighting vehicles now stored in Europe to be brought home, although other infantry and support equipment would remain. A primary mission for the gear to be stored in Europe would be to supply multilateral training exercises among American and allied troops. The Army wants to locate sets of equipment that could be pulled from storage for multilateral training exercises and other contingencies in the Asia-Pacific region, most likely aboard ships and perhaps in Australia, officials say. Other Army storage sites around the world may see an increase in gear designed for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. The Army emptied many of its overseas weapons wareh...

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