Army Drawdown and Restructuring: Background and Issues for Congress

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on January 5, 2013

Army Drawdown and Restructuring: Background and Issues for Congress by Andrew Feickert, Specialist in Military Ground Forces. January 3, 2013

  • “On January 26, 2012, senior DOD leadership unveiled a new defense strategy based on a review of potential future security challenges, current defense strategy, and budgetary constraints. This new strategy envisions a smaller, leaner Army that is agile, flexible, rapidly deployable, and technologically advanced. This strategy will rebalance the Army’s global posture and presence, emphasizing where potential problems are likely to arise, such as the Asia-Pacific region and the Middle East.”
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