Inside the Army highlights

By Sebastian Sprenger / March 21, 2016 at 9:05 AM

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

1. Senior Army leaders have approved a new strategy for making helicopter-fired weapons more accurate and deadly, according to the head of the service's aviation branch.

Full story: New lethality strategy approved for Army helicopter weaponry

2. The Army aims to tackle eight key capabilities in the mid to far term, according to the deputy director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center at Army Training and Doctrine Command.

Full story: Army looks to tackle 'Big 8' initiatives

3. Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel Allyn told senators last week he would support a review of Obama administration plans to reduce his service's end strength to 450,000 active-duty soldiers.

Full story: Army vice chief questions drawdown plan, calls for 'strategic review'

4. The Goldwater-Nichols Act, a package of acquisition reforms passed three decades ago and currently under review by the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the leaders of the House and Senate Armed Services committees, has made the Army "a very burdened organization," according to the service's acting acquisition executive.

Full story: Army acquisition chief laments 'burden' of Goldwater-Nichols