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Key US lawmaker calls for Pentagon to consider ending conflicts to stem readiness issue

05 December 2017

Key Points

  • A US lawmaker is calling for the Pentagon to consider ending certain conflicts
  • He believes this would help stem a readiness crisis among equipment and personnel

A key US lawmaker suggests the Pentagon consider ending some conflicts while using additional allied forces to help stem what the Defense Department perceives as a readiness crisis.

“I know that is a controversial thing, but we have to,” House Armed Services Committee (HASC) member Steve Knight of California told Jane’s recently about the Pentagon potentially ending certain conflicts. “If that means bringing in our allies to help out more, instead of us doing more deployments, then that’s what that means.”

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