DOD’s recovery from war ops, budget cuts might take another 10 years

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  Lance Cpl. Jason M. Alexander carries Lance Cpl. Joshua D. Martin during military operations in urban terrain training at Fort Pickett, Va. on Aug. 25, 2016. Juan A. Soto-Delgado/U.S. Marine Corps
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Lance Cpl. Jason M. Alexander carries Lance Cpl. Joshua D. Martin during military operations in urban terrain training at Fort Pickett, Va. on Aug. 25, 2016. Juan A. Soto-Delgado/U.S. Marine Corps

DOD’s recovery from war ops, budget cuts might take another 10 years

by: Tara Copp | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: September 08, 2016
 WASHINGTON — The military’s ability to fully train and equip its forces is “at risk” and the military might struggle with readiness for another 10 years, the Government Accountability Office reported Wednesday.
 
In a declassified version of their June 2016 report on military readiness challenges, the government watchdog agency found that after almost 15 years of war, each of the services has identified rebuilding readiness — the ability of U.S. forces to fight — as a top priority.
 
However, military planners still lack information needed to make key decisions. For example, DOD is still trying to figure out what it needs to be ready for and how much it will cost to restore readiness.
 
“We found some fundamental challenges with the overall readiness recovery effort,” the GAO found.