Small Wars Journal

Seven Things Our Army Needs, Right Now

Seven Things Our Army Needs, Right Now by Gordon Sullivan, Defense One

… The world outside the U.S. is in turmoil. Our Army is getting smaller, and we have no clue when our force size will hit bottom. Meanwhile, political dialogue in this country focuses not on our critical national-security situations, but on internal political issues.

This is not a picture of stability. This is not a picture of strength. In an unpredictable world, we don’t need any doubt of the Army’s ability to quickly, forcefully, and decisively respond to missions, large or small, on any domain. As we flounder, we risk losing the support of our soldiers and their families.  Our allies will continue to lose confidence in our role as a global leader. Potential adversaries will see weakness…

Read on.