"The Army has compiled for Pentagon leaders a high-level strategy document that spells out how the service will modernize its forces and still fight today?s wars. According to sources and documents, the service has spent some $5 billion to "buy back" operational risk assumed in recent years because resources were so heavily focused on investing in future programs. And, over the next few years, the Army will continue to shift its thinking on where and how it assumes risk -- extracting risk from its current force and trying to balance the scale that once tipped heavily in favor of future troops."
Office of Force Transformation: http://www.oft.osd.mil/library/library.cfm
Inside the Army (July 19, 2004)