Hearing on FY17 Army Budget Request, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Defense of the Committee on Appropriations, U.S. Senate, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, February 24, 2016   [open pdf - 399KB]

This testimony compilation is from the February 24, 2016 "Hearing on FY17 Army Budget Request" before the Senate Subcommittee on Defense. From the statement of Patrick Murphy: "The United States Army is the most formidable ground combat force on earth. America's Army has convincingly demonstrated its competence and effectiveness in diverse missions overseas and in the homeland. Today, these missions include: fighting terrorists around the world; training Afghan and Iraqi Army forces; peacekeeping in the Sinai Peninsula and Kosovo; missile defense in the Persian Gulf; security assistance in Africa and South America; deterrence in Europe, the Republic of Korea , and Kuwait; rapid deployment global contingency forces; and response forces for the homeland. [...] However, we cannot become complacent, remain static, and look to the past or present to be a guarantor of future victory. To sustain this high performance and remain prepared for potential contingencies, the Army must make the most of the resources entrusted to us by the American people. This ultimately requires a balance of competing requirements -- readiness, end strength, and modernization -- to ensure America's Army remains ready to fight and win both today and in the future." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Patrick Murphy and Mark A. Milley.

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