Tuesday, September 21, 2004

*Vice chief reports Army status at Defense Forum (9/21/04)

Vice chief reports Army status at Defense Forum
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21 September 2004
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Department of Defense U.S. Army Releases

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Sept. 21, 2004) -- Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Richard A. Cody told members of Congress and their staff Sept. 17 that the Army is transforming itself while fighting the War on Terrorism.

"We have a window of opportunity while this great Army's in motion and while we're learning and fighting this Global War on Terrorism to get the Army right," Cody said at the Defense Forum Foundation on Capitol Hill. "Not only for the fight in Iraq and Afghanistan, but for the future."The largest movement of forces in the Army since World War II occurred about four or five months ago, Cody said. Eight-and-a-half divisions and 244,000 Soldiers were moved in about 95 days.

"Any army in the world can reset itself," Cody said. "Any army in the world can transform itself. Any army can deploy to a theater and sustain itself. But to do it all at once at the level we're doing it at, is a significant challenge. But we have to. We need to maintain this momentum."

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