MILITARY READINESS: Current Indicators Need to Be Expanded for a More Comprehensive Assessment
Government Accountability Office WASHINGTON DC
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To have forces that are highly trained and ready to fight in an environment of force downsizing and shrinking defense budgets is a formidable challenge. This challenge has raised concern about the potential for the U.S. military to be reduced to the hollow forces that prevailed during the 1970s. As you know, Representative Spence, the Ranking Minority Member of the House Committee on Armed Services, asked us to examine whether the current definition and indicators of readiness adequately reflect readiness. Today, I plan to highlight some of our key observations from our work on this issue.
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