The U.S. Army today is headed by an unusually thoughtful and experienced group of senior leaders. But they will need all of their skills to keep the Army’s campaign plan to win the future on track through the very difficult budgetary environment that likely lies ahead. Fortunately, the plan they have laid out is clear and convincing. It recognizes how the character of war is changing, leverages new technologies to achieve big gains in combat effectiveness, embraces the centrality of people to the warfighting enterprise, fashions an integrated road map forward that is practical and executable, and keeps the Army’s options open in the event of strategic surprises. That’s all to the good, but it wouldn’t matter without a leadership team that can tell the story persuasively to Congress and the White House. Fortunately, the current team can. I have written a commentary for Forbes here.
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