Army Modernization: Hearing Before the United States Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Airland, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, April 14, 2015   [open pdf - 239KB]

This testimony compilation is from the April 14, 2015 hearing, "Army Modernization," before the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Airland. From the opening statement of Tom Cotton, "The Airland Subcommittee convenes today to hear testimony regarding Army modernization in review of the defense authorization request for fiscal year 2016 and the future years defense program. On behalf of Senator Manchin and myself, I welcome all the witnesses from the U.S. Army and thank each of you for your years of dedicated service oftentimes overseas in hostile environments. The full committee in numerous hearings to date has heard from many witnesses testifying to the many challenges and threats our country and armed services face today. The U.S. is facing the most diverse, complex, and dangerous threats to our national security in recent memory. However, instead of strengthening our forces and ensuring our men and women in uniform have the training, equipment, and logistical support they need, sustained defense budget cuts, in combination with senseless sequestration, are damaging our military's force structure, modernization, and readiness." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Michael E. Williamson, Herbert R. McMaster, Jr., Anthony R. Ierardi, and Gary H. Cheek.

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