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7/25/2013 12:00 AM 


Mann: Air, Missile Defense Challenges are Growing

Demand for air and missile defense capabilities continues to increase as a result of threats big and small, the Army Space and Missile Defense Command chief commanding general said at an Association of the U.S. Army forum on Feb. 11.


Army Asked to ‘Do More With Less’

A key House subcommittee chairman acknowledges the Army has been put in a risky and challenging position as a result of budget constraints. At a Feb. 10 hearing focusing on the report of the National Commission on the Future of the Army, Rep. Michael Turner, R-Ohio, raised the possibility that Congress might find extra money to help the Army.


Army Faces Flat Budget for FY 2017

The Army faces a flat budget for fiscal year 2017, with a base budget of $125 billion and $23 billion in overseas contingency funding. While the budgeted amount is the same as what was enacted for fiscal year 2016, the base budget is actually down $1.4 billion, with contingency funding making up the difference.


Commission Report Offers Army Rare Opportunity for Change

Last week’s report from the National Commission on the Future of the U.S. Army provides a rare opportunity to address risky capability shortfalls, reinforce the Total Force concept and convince a skeptical Congress and American public there are limits to how small the Army should shrink.
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