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US Army Is Scrutinizing Itself, Must Change Swiftly to Face China, Secretary Says (Caitlin M. Kenney, Defense One)

The U.S. Army is analyzing its force structure, infrastructure, modernization programs, and readiness in a bid to figure out how it can best focus its limited resources to deter or if necessary fight China, its toughest near-peer challenger since the Cold War, the service secretary said Monday.

“We’re going to have to look hard at everything we do and everything about how we do,” Army Secretary Christine Wormuth said during the opening ceremony of the Association of the United States Army’s 2021 annual meeting and exposition. “This work will not be easy, but it is needed. And given the challenges ahead, we may have to accept some risk now to avoid greater risk in the future.”

US Army Is Scrutinizing Itself, Must Change Swiftly to Face China, Secretary Says – Defense One