Scales: Army breaking for 5th time since WW2; fixes far off

The future of land power in the U.S. military will be the focus of this week’s Association of the U.S. Army conference in Washington. National Defense Week will bring you coverage and interviews of the conference on next week’s program. Land forces are also the focus of a new book from Maj. Gen. Bob Scales (USA ret.), former commandant of the Army War College. It’s titled Scales on War: The Future of America’s Military at Risk. Gen. Scales talked about the state of U.S. land forces today, and what it will take to fix them, on National Defense Week. Among the topics of discussion: Gen. Scales writes about four times since World War II that the Army has broken, and explains his view about why it happened. He writes that he see the Army is breaking for the fifth time in his life.

Bob Scales on National Defense Week

Photo: Maj. Gen. Bob Scales (USA ret.) testifies at a hearing of the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, April 13, 2016.

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