BERLIN - Germany plans to join the ranks of countries that deploy armed drones on the battlefield - a move critics say would lower the threshold fo... more.
Soldiers and defense industry officials will gather in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., for the Association of the U.S. Army’s 2013 Winter Symposium & Exposition on Feb. 20-22. This year’s theme is “America’s next battle: manning, training, equipping.” However, the battle that will dominate talk throughout the week is the one occurring in Washington D.C. where pending budget cuts decide the Army’s future.The AUSA Winter meeting a smaller version of the annual conference the association hosts in October in Washington D.C. This is a chance for Army and defense industry leaders to meet and discuss the pressing issues upcoming this year. Along with sequestration and the budget, topics of discussion will include training, modernization of the Army’s vehicle fleet, upgrading the Army’s battlefield radios, leader development and the service’s place in the new defense strategy.
Military.com has a reporting team on the scene to cover all the angles. Make sure to check out the site throughout the week for all the breaking news from conference. Also, sign up for our AUSA Winter email newsletter that collects all the news from the previous day.
Military.com | Feb 22, 2013
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The Army's long-standing problem with rapid response will only get worse as the force returns to the U.S. and funding cuts eat away at mobility, Army and defense industry officials said Friday. "These are tough days" for military planners charged with getting to the next fight, said Army Lt. Gen. Raymond Mason, the Army... more
Military.com | Feb 21, 2013
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Logistics officials here said soaring transportation costs threaten to delay U.S. Army Materiel Command's plans to ship the thousands of combat vehicles home from Afghanistan by the December 2014 deadline. AMC Commander Gen. Dennis Via said on Thursday that the Army’s massive equipment transfer effort, known as retrogra... more
Military.com | Feb 20, 2013
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- The Army's core mission as the world's dominant land power must meld with the challenges posed by future conflicts that will increasingly be fought over "human terrain," senior Army officials said here Wednesday. "The rising velocity of human interaction" through the Internet and social media "makes influencing human be... more
Military.com | Feb 20, 2013
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Senior leaders here call it the "Army of preparation," but it sounds more like the Army is returning to the pre-9/11 years when readiness was reserved for a handful of select units. As U.S. troops prepare to leave Afghanistan, the Army is struggling to redefine itself in a post-war world plagued with financial uncertain... more