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Military Readiness Crisis: Is It Reality Or Just Politics?

…“Ready for what?” said Katherine Blakeley, a research fellow at the nonprofit Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments.

Factors in readiness can include depot maintenance, hours of use of aircraft and Army full-spectrum training. Also, the types of battles the military must be ready to fight shifts, such as the Army refocusing on conflicts with major powers such as Russia and China.

“We’re kind of widening our aperture of the kind of scenarios we’re facing,” Blakeley said.

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