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Military Readiness: DOD's Readiness Rebuilding Efforts May Be at Risk without a Comprehensive Plan : Government Accountability Office (GAO) , September , 2016

September 2016

Government Accountability Office (GAO)

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From the report: “The Department of Defense (DOD) recognizes that more than a decade of conflict, budget uncertainty, and force structure reductions have degraded military readiness, and the department has efforts under way to manage the impact of deployments on readiness. The military services have reported persistently low readiness levels, which they have attributed to emerging and continued demands on their forces, reduced force structure, and increased frequency and length of deployments. For example, the Air Force experienced a 58 percent decrease in the number of fighter and bomber squadrons from 1991 to 2015 while maintaining a persistent level of demand from the combatant commands for the use of its forces.”



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