Inside the Army highlights

By Courtney McBride / January 22, 2018 at 9:22 AM

Some must-reads from this week's edition of Inside the Army:

1. A new report deems successful the Army's efforts to reduce the size and complexity of elements of its tactical network, but is based on testing that failed to examine a key -- and much maligned -- aspect of the system.

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2. The Army is devoting considerable resources in 2018 to two objectives -- acquisition reform and pursuit of leap-ahead systems -- as leaders "prepare for some unknown future," according to the service's chief of staff.

Full story: Milley: Efforts to accelerate acquisition and pursuit of '10x' capabilities are complementary

3. The new National Defense Strategy emphasizes military capability over capacity, increasing the Pentagon's focus on new investments in high-end technologies aimed at "great power competition" with China and Russia, according to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.

Full story: Mattis' new strategy emphasizes modernization and capability over military size