By William A. Henry

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S. Army, many of those future challenges will be met through the cornerstone Future Combat Systems (FCS) program. 1,” in which available FCS technologies and equipment were placed into soldiers’ hands. S. forces in Iraq. The soldiers attacked the target and then cleared out several buildings that were infested with insurgents. ” But early 2007 also brought the service some unexpected bad news. indd 1 1/7/08 5:43:19 PM DoD photo by Cherie A. S. S. Army Medics and CLS. S. Army Gen. David Petraeus, commander of Multi National Force-Iraq, flies in a UH-60 helicopter to Camp Fallujah, Iraq, April 19, 2007.

For one thing, it indicates a general lack of agility in redirecting the military’s priorities, which analysts from all over the political spectrum say are imperfectly matched to the national security threats facing the United States in the 21st century. The most obvious example is aircraft procurement. ” Why such emphasis on short-range tactical fighters like the F-22 and F-35? To Wheeler, it is a provocative question. “The thing that’s remarkable to me is how much is in that [appropriations] bill that has absolutely nothing to do with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan,” he says.

The wartime appropriations pattern adopted by Congress in recent years – a base budget request followed by supplemental or emergency supplemental appropriations – leads Eaglen to believe this year’s cuts in personnel and O&M are temporary, a view shared by Steven Kosiak, the vice president for budget studies at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and Budgetary Analysis. ” While Kosiak doesn’t perceive a crisis in overall readiness spending, he does think it’s possible for the military to run into trouble if it continues its current rate of entitlement spending – an amount heavily weighted toward retirees, who represent only about 20 percent of military personnel.

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