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25 Army Brigades Ready; End Of Cold War Weapons: Acting SecArmy On Next CJCS

Posted by Colin Clark on


Under Gen. Milley the Army went from two ready brigades to 25 and it finally — after at least three false starts — began to shed the heavy weight of the Cold War weapons known as the Big Five.

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Why Are We Buying The Army’s Big Six? What Will They Do?

Posted by Doug Macgregor on


The last time the US Army tried to modernize it spent $20 billion buying the Future Combat System, which was cancelled as it foundered. Is the Army repeating the same mistakes with its Big Six?

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CSA MiIley Bets On ‘Radical’ Tech, Promises No More FCS

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


CRYSTAL CITY: The Army needs revolutionary technologies from robot tanks to a long-range super-rifle, the Chief of Staff said today — and it can get them without repeating the mistakes that doomed high-tech programs in the past. By reforming the acquisition bureaucracy, embracing commercial technology and rigorously prototyping new tech to work out bugs, Gen. Mark… Keep reading →

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Army’s Basic Illusions Gone; Time For Futures Command

Posted by Col. Richard Hough on


This is the second op-ed we’ve run by serving Army officials about how and why the service should be restructured so it can build its next generation of weapons and do it effectively. The Army, not known for going public with its internal (sometimes religious) debates, appears to understand that after getting so much wrong… Keep reading →

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Modernization: Army Leadership Must Seize Initiative [Sponsored]

Posted by Andrew Hunter on


Times are hard for the United States Army. It has experienced a budget decline of almost 50 percent in constant dollars since 2008 as a result of the combined effects of the drawdown of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the caps established in the Budget Control Act of 2011. Army force structure is… Keep reading →

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DepSecDef Work Details 2017 Budget: Offset Just Beginning EXCLUSIVE

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


UPDATED: Adds DepSecDef Explanation For Additional LCS PENTAGON: “We don’t have enough money to do everything we want to do,” Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work told me in an exclusive 85-minute interview in his E-Ring Pentagon office. “So what we’re doing this year, Sydney, is we are trying to prepare as many demonstrations on advanced… Keep reading →

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