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The Future of the Army: A View from the Top

Recorded on December 7, 2004

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Location: The Heritage Foundation's Lehrman Auditorium

Strain on America's armed forces has led to calls for permanent force increases. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld has said that the problem behind these discouraging facts is not the size of the force, but rather how the force is managed and the mix of capabilities at the United States' disposal. This analysis provides a more complex solution, suggesting that simply providing additional forces will not fix the problem. Instead, we must reevaluate how the Army should be composed in the future to maximize its efficiency and effectiveness.

Join us as General Peter J. Schoomaker, 35th Chief of Staff, United States Army, explores the future possibilities for an efficient, effective United States Army.

This Lecture Series is made possible by a grant from the Tawani Foundation and its founder Colonel (IL) James N. Pritzker ILARNG (Ret.), who are dedicated to promoting awareness and understanding of the role of the Citizen Soldier in America's military heritage.