Army Transformation and Modernization: Overview and Issues for Congress [Updated April 4, 2001] [open pdf - 43KB]
"The U.S. Army has begun an ambitious program intended to transform itself into a strategically responsive force dominant in all types of ground operations. As planned, its Objective Force will eventually meld all ongoing initiatives into a force based on a high-tech Future Combat System. Its Interim Force will provide a new combat capability, based on current-technology armored vehicles, for the mid-intensity combat operations that seem prevalent in today's world. Its Legacy Force of existing systems will be modernized and recapitalized to ensure effective light and heavy force capabilities until the Objective Force is realized. This short report briefly describes the program and discusses issues of feasibility, viability, and affordability of potential interest to Congress. It will be updated as events warrant."
CRS Report for Congress, RS20787