Casey: 'We Don't Have The Flexibility That We Need'

By Kate Brannen / January 28, 2010 at 5:00 AM
Until the Army reaches its goals for increased time at home between deployments, the service does not have the flexibility to respond quickly to an unexpected large-scale contingency, the chief of staff said today. While the Army still has the ability to deploy a small capability -- like the forces sent to Haiti for disaster relief -- it would be a challenge to execute "another significant mission," said Gen. George Casey, speaking at the Brookings Institution in Washington. "If we...

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