Army Central Remains ‘Hotbed’ of Strategic Competition

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Army Central Remains ‘Hotbed’ of Strategic Competition

American soldiers continue to build relationships with allies and partners as the U.S. Army Central area of operations remains a “hotbed” of strategic competition, said Lt. Gen. Ronald Clark, commander of the Army service component command.

RAND: Russia Continues Developing Ground Forces

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RAND: Russia Continues Developing Ground Forces

Russia has developed its ground capabilities and the ability to sustain its forces, but it is not likely to initiate a large-scale ground war, according to a recent RAND Corporation report. 

In response, the report recommends the U.S. Army strengthen its regional partners’ security forces and consider how to prepare for potential conflict.

State Partnership Program Hailed

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State Partnership Program Hailed

The National Guard Bureau recently marked the 25th anniversary of the State Partnership Program, which promotes U.S. security interests by linking National Guard formations with the armed forces of allied nations.

The program, which began in 1993 as a post-Cold War initiative with 13 partner countries in the Baltic region, has grown into an 80-nation alliance across all six geographic combatant commands between Army and Air National Guard units the 54 U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia.