January 1, 2009  

From the forums

”Maj. Terrones” comments on Mackenzie Eaglen’s article “Balancing Strategy and Budgets,” October AFJ. (www.armedforcesjournal.com/2008/10/3666455)

The current economic crises will have serious implications that will affect the transfor¬mation of our military. The military has tried to transform while fighting a war. The unin¬tended consequences are an overstretched and exhausted force that has financially strained the nation. … To deal with the challenges the next administration will have to address the following:

1) Balance between the priorities in operations and force modernization;

2) Determine where to take risks by reducing cost in procurement of costly and ineffective programs;

3) Find a way to balance both current and future priorities.”

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