Army begins to remake itself

May 3, 2012 • Editorial

After nearly 10 years of relentless combat, the U.S. Army has begun to catch its breath and think about what’s next.

Army Chief of Staff Raymond T. Odierno, in an article published last week in the May/June edition of Foreign Affairs, writes that the coming decade will be a “vital period of transition” involving declining budgets, a new strategic emphasis on the Asia-Pacific region and a broadening of the Army’s capabilities.

Lt. Gen. David G. Perkins, who commands the Combined Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., spoke last week at the Boeing Company’s Leadership Center in north St. Louis County.

Nine years ago last month, then-Col. Perkins led the Second Brigade of the Third Infantry Division on the two Login to read more

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