Current Readiness of U.S. Forces, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support of the Committee on Armed Services, United States Senate, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, First Session, February 8, 2017 [open pdf - 332KB]
This hearing compilation is from the February 8, 2017 hearing on "Current Readiness of U.S. Forces" before the Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support. From the statement of Daniel Allyn: "This is a challenging time for our Nation and certainly for our Army. The unipolar moment is over, and replacing it is a multi-polar world characterized by competition and uncertainty. Today, the Army is globally engaged with more than 182,000 Soldiers supporting Combatant Commanders in over 140 worldwide locations. To break this down a bit: Over 5,000 Soldiers are in the Middle East supporting the fight against ISIL [Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant], a barbaric enemy intent on destabilizing the region and the globe. Nearly 8,000 more remain in Afghanistan, providing critical enabling support to Afghan National Security forces fighting a persistent insurgent threat. Over 33,000 are assigned or allocated to Europe to assure our Allies and deter a potentially grave threat to freedom. [...] In fact, the strength of the All Volunteer Force truly remains our Soldiers. These young men and women are trained, ready and inspired. We must be similarly inspired to provide for them commensurate with their extraordinary service and sacrifice." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Daniel B. Allyn, William F. Moran, Glenn M. Walters, and Stephen W. Wilson.
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