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U.S. Military Leaders Indicate Readiness Concern

Voice of America reports that “U.S. military leaders voiced concern Wednesday about their ability to fight a conventional war against the armed forces of countries like China, Russia, Iran and North Korea.”  

“U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Mark Milley told the House Armed Services Committee the military’s anti-terrorism and counterinsurgency focus on the Middle East has taken resources away from planning and preparation to fight a ‘higher-end’ combat force if a conflict erupted in another part of the world.”  

“’If that were to happen, I would have grave concerns about the readiness of our force to deal with that in a timely manner,’ Milley said.”

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