Army Strong--Really?

  • April 01, 2011
  • COL Charles D Allen


The author outlines the past, present, and future of the Profession of Arms.

It would be easy to discount the conjecture that the U.S. Army is in trouble. After all, we are unmatched as a fighting force and were successful in conducting military operations for regime change in two countries in the space of 18 months. Our budget in the 21st century dwarfs the gross national product of most other countries. We have the finest equipment incorporating the latest technology and the most extensive training program for its people in the world. Combine that with the relatively high confidence placed in the Army (military) by the American people, it would be easy to feel invincible.