The Army’s failure to modernize “has been detrimental across the board” but big improvements are on the way, said Lt. Gen. Paul A. Ostrowski, Army Acquisition Corps director and principal military deputy to the assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology.
President Donald Trump hinted Jan. 17 that defense spending would not be cut in the 2020 budget request he’ll submit to Congress in early February.
Speaking at the Pentagon where he was greeted by applause, the commander in chief joked that the clapping was “because I gave you the biggest budget in our history, and I’ve now done it two times. And, I hate to tell the rest of the world, but I am about to do it three times.”
The 2019 defense budget was about $719 billion but now is expected to be $733 billion to $750 billion.
Kenny Rogers’ country classic Coward of the County portrays advice from an old man who spent his life fighting.
A retired three-star general who was in the Pentagon during the 9/11 terrorist attacks is heading President-elect Donald Trump’s defense transition team.
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Joseph Keith Kellogg Jr. was known as Keith Kellogg during most of his 32 years of military service. His last military assignment before his 2003 retirement was on the Joint Chiefs of Staff as director of command, control, communications and computers. This is the post he held at the time of the 2001 terrorist attacks.