U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel Allyn has called for the repeal of legislation that would restore sequestration in fiscal year 2018 as the service branch seeks to address readiness and modernization requirements.
“The programmed BCA levels of funding in the years ahead impede predictable planning and sustained program momentum and represent a clear and present danger threatening the Army’s ability to fulfill our national security strategy,” Allyn said Wednesday at an Institute of Land Warfare breakfast.
The Army also has trouble with keeping to equipment modernization and fielding due to current fiscal constraints, according to Allyn.
“Since 2011, the Army’s modernization program has shrunk by a third and today it stands at $36 billion less than the next closest service. Given these trends and to preserve readiness in the short term, the Army has been forced to selectively modernize equipment to counter our adversaries’ most pressing technological advances and capabilities,” Allyn said.