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AUSA 2017: US Army readies for ‘significant restructure’

9th October 2017 - 22:10 GMT | by Grant Turnbull in Washington DC

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Senior US Army leaders have laid out six key priorities it will focus on in order to ensure the force is capable of winning future wars, as well as a restructure that will establish a new command for army modernisation.

The six areas include long-range fires, mobility, networking, protection, sustainment and soldier lethality. These key areas will be led by so-called cross functional teams - or CFTs - ‘who understand how formations work in combat,’ said acting secretary of the US Army, Ryan McCarthy.

‘These teams will compress the [acquisition] timeline by involving the end user, defining the requirements, interpreting,

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