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October 24, 2013  

Extreme tiered readiness | Regionally focused training | Do maritime security right

The Army will have to move into an 'extreme tiered readiness model' as it struggles to train and equip soldiers amid the ongoing fiscal crisis, the service's top officer said Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno. (Mike Morones / Staff)

The Army will have to move into an ‘extreme tiered readiness model’ as it struggles to train and equip soldiers amid the ongoing fiscal crisis, the service’s top officer said Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno. (Mike Morones / Staff)

The Army is moving to “extreme tiered readiness,” with only small portions of the force ready to fight, as it struggles to train and equip soldiers amid the ongoing fiscal crisis, Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno said. (Defense News)

Army training is changing to produce “regionally aligned forces” with region-specific language and cultural skills. (Defense News)

James Goldrick, a retired two-star Australian admiral, lays out four principles for maritime security. (The Interpreter)

As the Navy moves toward massive use of cloud computing, it must avoid getting locked into a single company’s system, argues an executive of Red Hat, which sells Linux distributions. (Defense One)

Have we seen the last issue of the Early Bird, which shut down with the shutdown and has not reappeared? (Stripes)

Frank Hoffman likes Andrew Bacevich’s exploration of America’s all-volunteer force and its effects on foreign policy and society, but finds his recommended solution too thinly argued. (War On The Rocks)

Warlord’s Quote

“Had it not been for those guns, those vile and cowardly guns, he would himself have been a soldier.” — William Shakespeare, Henry IV

Contributed by Col. (ret.) Bob Killebrew, who served on the Army War College faculty, and who now is a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security and an AFJ contributing editor. From a list compiled by the Warlord Loop, a private email forum for national security experts.

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