Abercrombie: Army Faces 'Fundamental Choice' Between Size, Equipment

By Marjorie Censer / March 11, 2009 at 5:00 AM
The fiscal year 2010 budget should force the Army to make hard choices between growing the force and buying the items on its acquisition wish list, according to the chairman of the House Armed Services air and land forces subcommittee. Speaking today at a defense conference sponsored by Aviation Week in Washington, Rep. Neil Abercrombie (D-HI) sharply lashed out at the Army, which he said has not fully discussed the fiscal consequences of growing its force. The Army's current plan...

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