The United States and its allies are facing the increased prospect of war within the next few years with state and non-state adversaries that are better organized and equipped than they have ever been. By contrast, our military has been denied nearly two generations of military modernization. The U.S. Army is in the worst shape of all the services. If the Army is going to be successful, as part of the Joint Force, at deterring aggression in Europe, the Middle East or East Asia, it must address a number of critical capability gaps in such areas as tactical missile defense, electronic warfare and active protection systems. In an article for Army Magazine, I discus a number of critical capabilities in which the Army must invest if it hopes to prevail in a future conventional conflict.
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