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Michael O’Hanlon — Director of Research and Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
The Defense Department’s new defense strategy, released earlier this year, “envisions a smaller, leaner Army that is agile, flexible, rapidly deployable and technologically advanced,” according to a Congressional Research Service report, released by the Federation of American Scientists’ Secrecy News.
But there are still questions about what the Army will look like after this reconfiguration.
Michael O’Hanlon, the director of research and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, discusses lessons learned from previous Army drawdowns.
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