Inside the Army highlights

By Courtney McBride / February 27, 2017 at 10:16 AM

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

1. Faced with budgetary constraints, Army senior leaders have begun to identify potential "trades" among the service's hardware portfolios.

Full story: Army leadership weighing 'cross-portfolio trades'

2. As the Defense Department and the services scramble to craft a supplemental funding request for fiscal year 2017, one senior Army official is expressing concern over the uncertainty surrounding the FY-18 budget.

Full story: G-8: Planning hindered by lack of FY-18 topline

3. The Army has some decisions ahead regarding the appropriate materiel solutions and requisite force structure to address air threats, according to a service official.

Full story: 32nd AAMDC commander eyes modernization

4. A growing chorus of voices is expressing concern that the fiscal year 2017 defense supplemental request promised by the Trump administration will be far smaller than many in the GOP have advocated and will not include funding for weapons purchases.

Full story: Concern grows that FY-17 defense supplemental won't meet expectations