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Building the Future Force to Fight the Long War...Through Transformation and Modernization

Recorded on January 22, 2007

Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

Soldiers are serving today in one of the most dangerous periods in our history. They are making enormous contributions and sacrifices at the forefront of the global War on Terror. Their "boots on the ground" have enabled historic elections in Afghanistan and Iraq and will be required for democratic institutions to take hold. Operating as part of the Joint Team, our Soldiers are preventing attacks on the Nation, responding to natural disasters at home and abroad, helping to secure our borders, and underwriting our Nation's commitment to defend its interests.

While fighting, the Army continues to prepare our Soldiers, our leaders, our families, our civilians, and our forces for the challenges they will face. Our commitment to current and future readiness in the face of uncertainty, amidst the dangers and complexity of the 21st Century security environment, is driving how we are transforming and modernizing the force for the Long War. Join us as Secretary Francis J. Harvey showcases the Army's ongoing and future capabilities.