<a href="//www.army.mil/aps/05/" target="_blank">THE ARMY POSTURE STATEMENT</a>

Thursday May 12, 2005

The 2005 Army Posture Statement provides an overview of today's Army. It describes how the Army is executing four overarching, interrelated strategies needed to accomplish the enduring mission. These strategies are:

- Relevant, Ready Landpower to support the Combatant Commanders and the Joint Force to sustain the full range of our global commitments.

- Training and Equipping Soldiers to Serve as Warriors and Growing Adaptive Leaders who are highly competent, flexible and able to deal with 21st challenges they now confront.

- Attaining a Quality of Life and Well-Being for Our People that match the quality of service they provide.

- Providing Infrastructure to Enable the Force to Fulfill its Strategic Roles by establishing and maintaining the infrastructure and information network required to develop, to generate, to train and to sustain the force.

The Army's strategic goal:
- To remain relevant and ready by providing the Joint Force with essential capabilities to dominate across the full range of operations.

The Army's mission:
- To provide necessary forces and capabilities to the Combatant Commanders in support of National Security and Defense Strategies.

Read the Army Posture Statement at www.army.mil/aps/05.

NEWS ABOUT THE ARMY

  • U.S. Soldiers recognized for saving life of ANA Soldier (CENTCOM News)
  • Recruiting 'stand down' ordered for one day next week (LAT | EB)
  • FCS faces potential budget cut of $399M (CQT/EB)
  • Senior intelligence officer reprimanded for Abu Ghraib (WP | EB)
  • Unified Quest wargame pushes future warfighting to breaking point (TRADOC News)

WAR ON TERROR NEWS

  • Blogs give in depth view into troops' lives in war zones (USAT | EB)
  • Anti-U.S. protest in Afghanistan turns violent (NYT | EB)
  • Bush signs war funds bill for Afghanistan, Iraq (LAT | EB)
  • Insurgents intensify fighting in northern Iraq (NYT | EB)
  • Soldiers train Baghdad police on survival skills (ARNEWS)
  • "Desert stormclouds" -- Editorial (BS | EB)

OF INTEREST

  • Web will speed BRAC updates to communities (ARNEWS)
  • U.S. towns prepare for BRAC announcement (CSM | EB)
  • Active duty bases face less risk, official says (USAT | EB)
  • DoD offers communities advice on BRAC (ARNEWS)
  • House committee votes to ban women from combat (WP | EB)
  • Pentagon and Senate committee at impasse over DoD nominee (NYT | EB)
  • DoD restores C-130 cargo plane to defense budget (WSJ/EB)
  • N. Korea says it harvested fuel for nuclear weapons (NYT | EB)
  • U.S. efforts to economically isolate N. Korea are failing (WP | EB)
  • "Silent service shifts focus toward Asia" -- Opinion (HA | EB)
  • Europe warns Iran against resuming nuclear work (WP | EB)
  • U.S. assisting African union in Darfur (LAT | EB)

WORLD VIEW

  • Riots in Afghanistan sparked by rumors of U.S. troops desecrating the Koran (Middle East Times)
  • Kuwait completes indictments against Hussein (Arab Times)
  • Two assassinations, two car bombs hit Baghdad (Aljazeera)
  • Iran dismisses U.N. threat as propaganda (Tehran Times)
  • U.S. tactics ineffective in persuading N. Korea against nuclear program (Korea Herald)

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Events

May 12
Army's Eisenhower Series will co-sponsor a program entitled Improving the Interagency Process to Face 21st Century Security Challenges with the The Henry L. Stimson Center. Registration by invitation only.

SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

The changes in the world have made us realize that to ultimately be successful in the Global War on Terror, we must transform our capabilities. We will not be ready and relevant in the 21st Century unless we become much more expeditionary, more joint, more rapidly deployable, and adaptive, as well as enhance our capability to be successful across the entire range of military operations from major combat to the condition of stability. (Transcript)

Dr. Francis J. Harvey
Secretary of the Army

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