Research and Development: Enabling Transformation
ASSOCIATION OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY ARLINGTON VA INST OF LAND WARFARE
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During the 1990s, defense spending was cut in order to provide a peace dividend. The United States also embarked on an ambitious national security strategy of global engagement that would see American forces deployed worldwide on an unprecedented scale. Increasingly scarce defense funds were devoted to maintaining current readiness at the expense of investment in research, development and acquisition. Shortchanging future readiness in this way is particularly dangerous in light of the fact that current equipment is wearing out and threats to our national security are changing. Tomorrows Army will need new capabilities to protect American interests. In recognition of this fact, the Army has unveiled a bold transformation vision designed to counter the full range of emerging threats.
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