October 14, 2014

Five Reasons America's Army Won't Be Ready for the Next War

Featuring David W. Barno, and USA (Ret.)

Source: Forbes

Journalist Loren Thompson

Every October the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) holds its annual meeting and exposition at Washington’s convention center.  It’s a huge event executed with military precision, highlighted this year by the unveiling of a new Army Operating Concept that will guide the development of the future force.  But the AUSA meeting only lasts a few days, and when it is over soldiers will return to the task of managing their institution’s decline.  The service is shrinking by 20,000 active-duty soldiers per year, its readiness for combat is eroding, and its plans for maintaining a technological edge over potential adversaries have largely collapsed.

Read the full article at Forbes.

  • David W. Barno

  • USA (Ret.)