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Courtney McBride

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Managing editor @InsidetheArmy, part of @InsideDefense. @Penn alum, Philly native, Eagles/Phils fan. Opinions = mine. Retweets ≠ endorsements.

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Addressing controversy over network strategy shift, @ArmyChiefStaff says “We cannot fund a system that we know ahead of time is unlikely to work against the type of threat that we’ve been charged to plan against in the National Defense Strategy.”
.@SecArmy tells @USRepRodney the Army is “trying to borrow, if not mimic” some practices employed by @USSOCOM in quest to expedite acquisition, rely more on COTS/GOTS equipment.
.@USRepRodney notes Army will "have a lot of money" to spend in FY-18 & FY-19, asks for assurances on careful stewardship. @SecArmy says “this a moment in time that we have to capture and make very good use of.”
.@SecArmy notes that since he left active duty, the Army National Guard has gone "from a strategic reserve to an operational reserve to an operational force.” Cites ARNG units from NY, IL he encountered in @USArmyEurope.
.@ArmyChiefStaff acknowledges pilot shortage, but says that is “not so much a retention issue as a production issue.” Leadership is tracking, he tells @RepMarthaRoby
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