Army leadership has a struggle ahead in explaining how America’s land service fits into the new defense strategy and the Pacific pivot that it outlines. The Army’s acquisitions chief said Monday the pivot will shape the service’s acquisition strategy going forward.
Heidi Shyu explained in an interview with Military.com that the Army must focus more on technological battlefields where the Army will not enjoy uncontested aerial environments. The Army will face enemies with missile fleets, cyber attack capabilities and the ability to shoot down U.S. drones.
Shyu will join the rest of the Army’s generals at the Association of the U.S. Army’s conference in Washington D.C. this week to lobby for the rapidly shrinking pool of defense dollars focused on building a military to exert influence in the Pacific.
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