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AUSA Aviation: TRADOC Commander says army needs to strike fine aviation balance

10th January 2013 - 20:58 GMT | by Darren Lake in Washington, DC


Opening AUSA’s annual aviation conference, General Robert Cone, Commanding General US Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), spoke of the difficulty that the army faces in striking the right balance between near-term readiness and longer term modernisation.

‘We don’t want to buy too much near-term readiness at the expense of the modernisation programmes we are dealing with in the long-term,’ Crone stated. ‘But we also have a challenge in that we cannot accept the level of risk in our near-term readiness that we accepted in the past.’

He added that there was the additional danger that young warfighters accustomed to

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Darren Lake


Darren Lake

Darren has more than two decades of experience in aerospace and defence journalism. After completing …

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