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Ryan McCarthy

Army Secretary Stresses Rapid Deployment, Information Warfare

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


These are huge strategic challenges — and Ryan McCarthy is emphasizing them more than any of his predecessors in at least a decade.

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Army Secretary Ramps Up 3D Printing

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


A new policy orders organizations across the Army to embrace advanced manufacturing to “fundamentally change” both modernization and readiness.

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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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JLTV: Army Approves Full-Rate Production Despite Doubts

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Army Secretary Mark Esper has publicly said the armored off-road truck was designed to defeat guerrillas, at a time when the Army is refocusing on great powers. But the Army still plans to buy about 50,000 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles and has even added JLTV to its elite list of 31 top-priority programs.

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Who Takes Esper’s SecArmy Seat: McCarthy Or Jette?

Posted by Paul McLeary on


As the three most powerful civilians in the Army Department, Esper, McCarthy, and Jette have formed by all accounts a tight-knit and effective team. That’s particularly remarkable because they’ve had abundant opportunities for conflict as they turned the Army bureaucracy upside down.

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Poland Deal Lays Groundwork For Division-Strength Deployment

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


A division-scale exercise next year in Europe, Defender 2020, will be the largest in a quarter-century.

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Army Big 6 Gets $10B More Over 2021-2025

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


Undersecretary Ryan McCarthy says the service’s new five-year budget plan will be finished within weeks.

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Army Vice-Chief Tapped For CSA, First Time Since 1999

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


No Army vice-chief has won the top job since Eric Shinseki. But Gen. McConville brings some unique credentials.

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Oshkosh Rolls Out New JLTV As Army Talks Cuts

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


The Army’s not sure it wants 55,000 JLTVs — but manufacturer Oshkosh is doubling down. Why?

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Army ‘Big Six’ Ramp Up in 2021: Learning From FCS

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


All told, the Army’s investing $57 billion in modernization over five years — but it wants to take time to test new technologies before it commits to them.

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