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RAND Arroyo Center Annual Report 2004

An Army Transformed While at War

Published 2005

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What a difference a few years make — in this case to Army priorities. Three years ago, and notwithstanding the demands of the new and uncertain global war on terrorism, the Army was investing sizable amounts of money in long-term programs aimed at transforming the organization into a lighter, nimbler force. Today, those investments are being squeezed by the growing costs of current operations, most notably the war in Iraq. Clearly, however, those investments must be screened and calibrated very carefully in the present fiscal environment. Presumably one major theme of the upcoming Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) will be to find a new and sustainable balance of investment between current operations and future choices. RAND Arroyo Center is committed to helping the Army transform while at war, and the essays in this Annual Report summarize streams of research that support that goal.

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