Inside the Army - February 13, 2017

Army to boost SHORAD presence in European theater

February 10, 2017 |
Courtney McBride
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The Army is moving to increase short-range air defense capability in Europe and beyond, several service officials said last week. Army leadership has clearly identified SHORAD as a key capability gap for the force. Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, commander of U.S. Army Europe, has long highlighted the shortfall for his command. In a January interview, he expressed confidence that "the Army is working hard" to provide additional capability. Maj. Gen. William Hix, the Army's chief strategist, told reporters Feb. 7...

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