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Army Outlines FY 2017 Force Structure

The U.S. Army has outlined how it will distribute additional soldiers as part of an end strength increase mandated by the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act. The service branch said Thursday its regular Army force will reach 476,000 soldiers; the Army National Guard will increase to 343,000 soldiers; and the Army Reserve will have 199,000 troops. The 2017 NDAA permits the Army …

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DoD Memo: Incoming Administration Fails to Include Russia in Defense Priority List

A Defense Department memo shows that Russia is not mentioned in President-elect Donald Trump’s defense priority list that includes the development of a cybersecurity strategy, elimination of budget caps and the campaign against the Islamic State militant organization, Foreign Policy reported Tuesday. Brian McKeon, acting defense undersecretary for policy, listed …

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Bob Work: DoD’s Fiscal 2016 Budget to Balance Personnel, Readiness, Modernization Needs

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work says that the Defense Department‘s fiscal 2016 budget proposal will enable the department to pick up long-term modernization programs following delays brought about by the recent sequestration, DoD News reported Tuesday. Claudette Roulo writes that Work has indicated the requested budget of $585 billion is based on …

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