The U.S. Army was a mess when Donald Trump became president in January of 2017. Only two of its brigades were in a high state of readiness, its modernization plan was faltering, and the Army seemed trapped in wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Today, four years later, the Army has been transformed. What happened? Five things stand out: a team at the top with good chemistry that agreed on what had to be done to fix the institution; more money better spent; fewer wars, better waged; steady progress on weapons modernization; and multifaceted efforts to improve soldier training. I have written a commentary for Forbes here.
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