Part II

Multistage Analysis of Systemic Challenges

Unfortunately, current readiness levels reflect an Army in crises…Cannibalization of equipment has left the Army without a single combat brigade in the continental United Sates ready for all its wartime missions…This problem developed over time due to mismanagement.

—Representative Ike Skelton, chairman, House Armed Services Committee, February 2007

The U.S. military is in a state of strategic peril…The U.S. Army is starting to unravel.

—General (Retired) Barry McCaffrey, December 19, 2007


5. Readiness Production Stage: Tactical Units

6. Operational Mission and Training Demand Stage

7. Retail Stage: Tactical Level

8. Reverse Logistics Stage: Retrograde

9. Wholesale Stage: National ...

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