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Army Updates ‘Capstone’ Natl Security Roadmap; Bill Hix Comments

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The U.S. Army has updated its roadmap with focus on its transitions out of both Iraq and Afghanistan, David Vergun reports for the Army News Service.

The Army Capstone Concept, published in December 2012, is the branch’s strategy for global planning, organization and operations in support of the president’s national security objectives.

Maj. Gen. Bill Hix, director of the concept development and learning directorate for Training and Doctrine Command, said the concept’s regional alignment means collaborating with other services and allies to sustain peace.

Hix told ANS the special forces operations capabilities combined with the Army’s logistics, communications and intelligence structures gives the Army ability to respond to events within hours.

That includes the Army’s ability to run ports, railroads and large-scale helicopter lifts, he added.

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