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2007 Posture Statement: A Campaign Quality Army With Joint and Expeditionary Capabilites
Contributor(s): Army, United States (Author)

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ISBN: 1479332305     ISBN-13: 9781479332304
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
OUR PRICE: $18.04  

Binding Type: Paperback
Published: September 2012
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BISAC Categories:
- History | Military - Wars & Conflicts (other)
Physical Information: 0.15" H x 8.5" W x 11" L (0.41 lbs) 70 pages
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Soldiers are serving today in one of the most dangerous periods in our history. They are making enormous contributions and sacrifices at the forefront of the Global War on Terror. Their "boots on the ground" have enabled historic elections in Afghanistan and Iraq and will be required for democratic institutions to take hold. Operating as part of the Joint Team, our Soldiers are preventing attacks on the Nation, responding to natural disasters at home and abroad, helping to secure our borders, and underwriting our nation's commitment to defend its interests. In light of the growing threats to the Nation posed by states and non-state movements and organizations, the environment in which our Soldiers will operate will remain extraordinarily dangerous for the foreseeable future. Our mission within this environment will remain largely unchanged. The Army, as a vital ground component of the Joint Team, will be required to conduct prompt, sustained combat and stability operations. We will continue to provide the forces and capabilities to the Combatant Commanders needed to sustain the full range of U.S. global commitments in the face of growing challenges. As U.S. ground forces have demonstrated so vividly since 9-11, the ability to operate in the "human dimension" - to directly confront, to defeat, or to otherwise influence our adversaries - can only be provided by putting "boots on the ground." Ground forces will play a central role in countering the spread of radical ideologies, influencing people, and bringing order and stability to troubled areas worldwide. This capability will become increasingly important for the Nation and its friends, allies, and coalition partners. To prepare our Soldiers for the challenges they will face today and tomorrow, and to sustain anticipated levels of demand for Army forces which far exceed deployments to current theaters of operation, we seek to accelerate critical aspects of our transformation. Recent decisions to expand the size of the Armed Forces -specifically our ground forces - reflect clear recognition on the part of the President, the Congress, and the Secretary of Defense of the dangers we face, the importance of our mission, and the increasing level of stress our Soldiers and families are weathering as a result of unprecedented levels of strategic demand over the past five years. This recognition must be matched by commensurate levels of national commitment that result in timely, adequate, and predictable resourcing and support. These resources are required to sustain the capacity to wage war and to transform - to build our force in a balanced, coordinated fashion, while providing adequately for the needs of our All-Volunteer Soldiers and their families, across our active and reserve components. The purpose for our expansion is to build readiness for current and future challenges. We know from our national experience that this is a time consuming process - that depends not only on manning and equipping, but also on training and caring for our people. Likewise, our capacity to grow military forces depends on our capacity to grow and maintain the infrastructure needed to train and sustain these forces.
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