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Budget Cuts Threaten Army’s Return to ‘Full-Spectrum’ Training

Stars and Stripes reports that “after a decade of counterinsurgency, the Army is trying to retrain the force to fight other types of conflicts. But budget cuts threaten that effort.”  

“Sequestration is looming at a time when Pentagon officials are concerned that the Army’s conventional warfighting skills have atrophied while the force has been fighting insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan. That decay would be problematic if the U.S. military had to carry out an operation similar to Desert Storm, which saw American ground forces pound Saddam Hussein’s enormous army into submission in the early 1990s.”

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