Wednesday, February 6, 2013

The U.S. Army's Top General Gives His View Of What The Future Will Hold

Photo: GEN Raymond T. Odierno, as the 38th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, 2011.

The Force Of Tomorrow -- Gen. Ray Odierno, Foreign Policy

The Army's top general on the future of war.

Over the past 11 years of continuous combat, the Army made great strides at the tactical and operational levels of war. We evolved our tactics, fielded new equipment, and modified our organizations, all while combating determined enemies. These changes were necessary, and they produced an Army without peer on the battlefields of Afghanistan and Iraq. However, they do not fully prepare us for the diverse array of challenges our nation faces in the coming years. Changes in the character of modern conflict demand that we continue to evolve as an institution, even as we remain focused on our primary task -- to fight and win our nation's wars.

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My Comment: A rosy view of the future from America's top Army general .... but this recent post from Aol on the impact that sequestration will have on the US Army just about blows his assessment out of the water.

Update: More on the devastating effects of sequestration on the U.S. Army can be read here.

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