‘Renaissance’ budget to boost modernization
In anticipation of a future “high-intensity conflict” against strategic competitors like Russia or China, the Army plans “big changes” in its fiscal year 2020 budget, said Secretary of the Army Mark T. Esper.
In the coming months, Esper said he will outline how the Army will consolidate and eliminate some legacy programs, reinvesting more than $25 billion toward modernization over the next five years.
“A renaissance is underway in the United States Army,” Esper said, adding change “requires bold, decisive action if we’re going to be victorious in 2028 and beyond.”
He said the National Defense Strategy is affecting everything the Army is doing – from manning and training, to equipping and organizing the force.