Friday, October 2, 2015

Lawmakers Concerned Army Commission Headed In Wrong Direction

Lawmakers Concerned Army Commission Headed In Wrong Direction: Two Republican House lawmakers are concerned the commission tasked by Congress to study the future of the US Army is headed in the wrong direction.

With four months left before the National Commission on the Future of the Army must issue its report to Congress, Rep. Kay Granger, of Texas, and Rep. Steve Womack, of Arkansas, sent a letter Sept. 30, obtained by Defense News, to the commission leaders expressing "high hopes" that it would "identify areas where improvements can be made, and efficiencies found," as budgets decline and force structure shrinks.

But the two House Appropriations defense subcommittee members said they "have some concerns with the conduct of the commission itself. It seems that the scope and breadth of the commission's work is narrower than Congress directed. The commission appears to be focused on small, incremental changes rather than comprehensive changes."