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‘Desperate Need For Speed’ As Army Takes On Chinese, Russian, ISIS Info Ops

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The Army wants to move much faster in cyberspace against espionage, subversion, and disinformation — but that means accepting higher risks.

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Army Tells Shoddy Suppliers: Shape Up

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Quality control problems at Boeing are just part of wider supply shortfalls that could hamstring Army helicopters in a major war.

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Army Leaders Seek Budget Input From Beyond The Pentagon

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“When I was here before,” said Lt. Gen. James Pasquarette, who returned to the Pentagon last week for his fifth tour there, “the four-star commanders around the Army had no say, no input. They’re in the room now when the big decisions are made.”

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Futures Command Won’t Hurt Oversight, Army Tells Congress

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The Army believes it has all the legal authorities it needs to reform. Now it just has to make the reform work.

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Army Tests Jamming MRAPs: New Electronic Warfare Vehicle

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The Electronic Warfare Tactical Vehicle is by no means the solution to the Army’s EW shortfalls. But there are enough vehicles with enough capability to train electronic warfare troops, test out new tactics, and, if worst comes to worst, deploy “to both Korea and Europe.”

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All Active Combat Brigades Trained Vs. New Russian Tactics: FORSCOM

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AUSA: In February 2014, when Russian troops seized Crimea, almost no one in the US Army had trained for great power war. But since then, the head of Forces Command told me, every active-duty combat brigade has gone through at least one high-intensity wargame at the famed Combat Training Centers on Fort Irwin, Calif. and… Keep reading →

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Army Soldiers Slash Time To Move From Port To Front: Deterring Russia

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HUNTSVILLE, ALA.: Determined to deter the rising Russian threat, the US Army is slashing the time it takes for a brigade to get ready for battle once it’s arrived in Europe, from over 40 days to under 10. Normally unloading equipment, getting organized, and moving to the front takes more than 40 days, Maj. Gen.… Keep reading →

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Over Where? Army Struggles To Relearn Rapid Deployment

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HUNTSVILLE, ALA: This morning, Army Chief of Staff Mark Milley warned Congress that “I have grave concerns” about the Army’s ability to respond to a major war — say, with Russia, Gen. Milley’s no. 1 threat — “in a timely manner.” Here in Huntsville, generals and executives explained a big part of the reason why.… Keep reading →

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