Lawmaker highlights importance of readiness with higher Army end strength

By Connie Lee / September 13, 2017 at 5:41 PM
Congress must ensure the Army is authorized to have an end-strength number it can properly train and equip, according to the ranking member on the House Armed Services Committee. Speaking at an event Sept. 13 at the Center for a New American Security, Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) said it "doesn't make sense" to have a larger Army "that you can't train and equip because of the budget constraints." The committee's fiscal year 2018 defense policy bill authorizes an increase in...

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