Top generals endorse Alaska-based airborne brigade faced with cuts

By Sebastian Sprenger / March 3, 2016 at 9:00 AM
Top Army brass threw their support behind an at-risk airborne infantry unit in Alaska last week, with service Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley proposing to keep the brigade around for a one-year probation. Saving the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, from force reductions was a top priority for Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) at a Feb. 24 Senate Appropriations defense subcommittee hearing, and she did not come away disappointed. Milley delivered perhaps the most forceful endorsement of the...

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