The US Army has decided to cancel or curtail almost 186 projects to pay for modernisation priorities and readiness, after examining programmes in 'night court', according to the service's outgoing chief of staff, General Mark Milley.
At a 16 January Association of the US Army breakfast meeting, Gen Milley said the service had submitted its budget up the chain and had started having meetings with key Congressional leaders.
"We believe we've now [cut] any redundant, unnecessary, or wasteful programmes to recoup that money and put it into readiness and modernisation," the four-star general told the audience.
"We think we have a good, solid budget that is defensible … we are hopeful that the hill will support it," he added.
In total the service has cancelled around 80 different programmes and "either delayed or downsized" 106 additional efforts, Gen Milley later told reporters.
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