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Tuesday August 16, 2005

The Army Strategic Planning Guidance is the Army's institutional strategy and serves as its principal long-range planning document. The ASPG consists of ten Strategic Imperatives.

Strategic Imperative #1:
Implement Transformation Initiatives

The implementation of transformation initiatives consists of five major transformation initiatives:

1. Implement the Modular Force: A total redesign of the operational Army into a larger, more powerful, flexible and deployable force. Centers on Brigade Combat Teams.

2. Developing the Network: Creation of a net-centric, knowledge based environment used to transform decision making.

3. Developing and Fielding Future Combat Systems: Focused on putting higher payoff technologies into the current force as soon as they become available.

4. Force Stabilization: Emphasizes building and sustaining cohesive, deployable, combat ready units.

5. AC/RC Rebalance: Restructure and rebalance more than 100,000 positions. Restructure to increase units with special skills in high demand. Improve rapid deployment capability.


  • Army struggles to hold strength (BS | EB)
  • Army honors communities of excellence (ARNEWS)
  • Program to modernize Army passes technical review (WSJ | EB)
  • Nemechek claims top-10 finish at Watkins Glen (ARNEWS)
  • Arizona unit training Iraqi officers (AR | EB)
  • Troops bury pieces of WTC and Pentagon (NYDN | EB)
  • Building trust in Iraqi forces is difficult (AT | EB)
  • First military woman from Maryland to die in Iraq (BS | EB)


  • Taliban rebels target of offensive (MH | EB)
  • Ethnic violence in southern Iraq not taken seriously by British (WT/EB)
  • U.S. gauging Iraqi readiness centers (WSJ | EB)


  • Iraqi leaders extend deadline on constitution (NYT | EB)
  • Fallout of Iraq charter delay is questionable (LAT | EB)
  • Big arms programs running behind schedule (NYT | EB)
  • Spy satellites are under review (WP | EB)
  • IG's report indicates errors in DoD's last-minute spending (FT | EB)
  • "Good news, bleeding to get out "--Opinion (NRO | EB)
  • Kosovo mission successful, important, U.S. forces say (AFIS)


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[W]e're moving...to joint interdependence where...we can reach into each other's kit bags and call for capability to come and help us on target, whether it comes from a submarine, whether it comes from an aircraft carrier, whether it comes out of an air base somewhere... (Transcript)

Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker
Chief of Staff of the Army

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