"Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) analysts annually assess the strategic equation for their particular area of interest. These 1996 strategic assessments are crucial for two reasons. First, the post-Cold War world remains complex. These complexities present the nation and the Army with diverse and potentially perilous challenges. To remain the world's best Army in the 21st century, possible strategic challenges must be defined clearly. Second, the Army is addressing this strategic context at a crucial juncture when planned downsizing is nearly completed and the Army 5 vision of the future is being transformed into modernization requirements through the Force XXI process. Reduction of Army spending continues to be a important issue."
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