Draft QDR Backs Helicopter Surge In Afghanistan, Suggests BCT Changes

By Kate Brannen, Marjorie Censer / January 27, 2010 at 5:00 AM
To support today's wars, specifically operations in Afghanistan, the Pentagon urges sending more rotary-wing aircraft to theater, according to a draft version of the Quadrennial Defense Review. The boost in resources to Army aviation is among the few QDR recommendations that specifically address Army platforms. The Dec. 3, 2009, draft version of the Pentagon review, obtained by InsideDefense.com , also confirms a number of force structure changes previously reported by Inside the Army . "The QDR has placed special emphasis...

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