Inside the Army - February 13, 2017

Army to boost SHORAD presence in European theater

February 10, 2017 |
Courtney McBride
Bookmark and Share
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...

Not a subscriber? Sign up for 30 days free access to exclusive, behind-the-scenes reporting as the Trump administration puts its stamp on defense policy, planning and procurement.

Please log in to access this content.