Publication Date: December 2007
Publisher: Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Mackenzie M. Eaglen; Oliver L. Horn
Research Area: Military and defense
Keywords: National security; Future Combat Systems; Army modernization; military technology
Coverage: United States
Having gone to war in Iraq in 2003 with equipment based on 30-year-old technologies that has deteriorated even more in harsh operating environments, the Army needs to field its "future force" now. Congress should continue robust oversight of the Future Combat Systems program while fully funding Army modernization and FCS this year and into the future to achieve program stability.